Pupils are a credit to their school

As part of attaining their Liverpool Counts Gold Quality Mark, St Anne’s Catholic Primary School wanted to create an initiative that would impact on their whole school community.

One of the objectives in relation to this was to create a legacy of financial education that would outlast the awarding of the Quality Mark. With this in mind they created St Anne’s Savers’ Club.

Mr Davies, runs the club in conjunction with Lodge Lane Credit Union Liverpool, which was started by parish priest Father Peter Morgan.

Every Wednesday Mr Davies and a representative from the credit union work with the children to collect money from parents and pupils. So far they have over 70 savers, including children in nursery to children in Year 6; parents, grandparents and carers; staff working in the school and children who have left the school but continue to save and even local parishioners.

Acting deputy headteacher, Maria White said: “The positive reaction from parents and members of the local community has been overwhelming and the club is now predominantly run by children. They are responsible for collecting money, signing up new members, totalling the amount collected and welcoming parents and children. They have been, and continue to be, brilliant.

“There is no minimum amount to pay in, even the 10p’s all mount up, and we offer small rewards (interest) for regular savers, however small. The money can be withdrawn if needed at the school. Once the account is open, it will stay open as long as they wish”.

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