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2nd Jul, 2022

Youngsters in Stratford run school bank

ENTERPRISING pupils at Stratford Primary School are looking after their future finances.

Youngsters are running their own bank at the Broad Street school with help from staff from HSBC in Stratford.

Pupils were interviewed for job roles including branch manager, cashier, record keeper and marketing. Over the past month the children have been trained by staff from HSBC.

And now pupils aged seven to 11 have opened a savings account with a deposit of £10.

Every fortnight the banking team led by ten-year-old Amaya Atkins will open the bank and pupils can deposit cash.

Amaya said: “It is amazing to be actually handling real money and lead a team to teach others about money and how you should save it. I am saving for a car for the future.”

Headteacher Gill Humphriss added: “As a school we feel that it’s very important to help children become financially responsible and this is a fantastic way to help teach children how to manage and save money from an early age.

“I can remember every week when I was seven saving money in the school bank and it taught me the value of money. I am particularly proud of the children who applied and interviewed for posts. They were so confident and keen to be involved. They are set up for future careers.”

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