Search

Edward Worlledge School

PUBLISHED: 17:21 07 February 2008 | UPDATED: 10:23 03 July 2010

Edward Worlledge School

Edward Worlledge School

THE Nat West has entered into a pioneering partnership with Great Yarmouth's Edward Worlledge Middle School to open the county's first bank on school premises.

THE Nat West has entered into a pioneering partnership with Great Yarmouth's Edward Worlledge Middle School to open the county's first bank on school premises.

And the success of the branch - which has attracted more than 70 young savers in just its opening weeks - has prompted the bank to consider rolling the scheme out to other Norfolk schools.

Head teacher Dawn Kightley stressed that the bank - set up behind desks under a Nat West sign - was staffed entirely by pupils who completed all the necessary paperwork as young savers arrived with their paying in books and money to deposit.

Accounts with interest are offered and although youngsters can only pay in money at school, they can withdraw it at any Nat West branch - an account for the older pupils even comes with a cashcard.

“The money goes into the school safe and at the end of the day is deposited in the Nat West night safe,” said Mrs Kightley.

“In the first four weeks alone, more than £300 was paid in by the children so we hope this will be the start of their future savings,” she said.

ends

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Great Yarmouth Mercury

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists