Turning art into cash pays out dividends

Shereen Salmon and staff with young winners of the art competition

Shereen Salmon and staff with young winners of the art competition

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Talented pupils from two Longridge primary schools have used their skills to turn art into cash.

The children from Barnacre Road and Alston Lane Catholic Primary schools scooped prizes in a competition organised by Shereen Salmon and her team at the Longridge agency of the Furness Building Society.

The agency team members Doreen Bell and Brenda Banks regularly visit local schools to help pupils learn about money management and saving. The competition was an extension of that activity.

Shereen said: “It is important for children to start learning how money works as early as possible

“Our team explains in simple terms how things like interest earning savings accounts work, and answers any questions they may have. “The cash prizes awarded in the competition enable the winners to open Young Savers Accounts with the Furness, to start them putting that theory into practice.”

Pupils from St Francis’ Catholic Primary School and St Michael’s CE Primary School in Goosnargh also took part in the competition.