FAIRshare works in partnership with schools in Shropshire to help young people get into the ‘savings habit’ and learn money management skills.
June 2016 saw the launch of a new School Saver Club at Gobowen Primary School.
- The School Saver Club is open to all children attending Gobowen Primary School. Membership is free, and children can deposit as little or as much as they wish.
- The Club is run by the year 6 children in Oak Class, under the supervision of Mrs French, Mr Lawson and other school staff.
- Oak Class were responsible for setting up the Club, with FAIRshare providing full training & support.
- Collections are held weekly – 8.45am – 9am on a Friday morning in the D & T room.
As part of the training, the children –
- Looked at other schools around the world operating School Saver Clubs with local Credit Unions
- Heard Laxmi’s story, and why saving money is a great way to prepare for the future
- Looked at the team roles involved in operating a School Saver Club and a credit union
- Everyone in Oak Class ‘applied’ for positions, and after appointments were announced, were awarded certificates & name badges
- Oak Class had a competition to design the Deposit Envelopes – Emily Williams designed the winning ‘Gobowen Train’
- Cashier training included cash handling, customer service & form completion
- IT Officers trained on the Excel spreadsheet which is completed after each collection & emailed to FAIRshare
- The Marketing Officers planned promotional activity.
The year 6 children do a great job running the School Saver Club in a professional, efficient & friendly manner.
To join the School Saver Club please complete an application form and return it to Gobowen Primary School – application forms are available from school or can be downloaded from the link below. There is no cost to join and pupils can join the School Saver Club at any time.