Good Luck To Our Finance Wizards

Wed, 2000-12-20 00:00

East Durham College would like to wish the best of luck to three students who have been put nominated at the regional finals of the Barclays Money Skills Event and are attending the awards ceremony today.

The nominations follow Barclays Money Skills week, which took place back in April and saw more than 1,000 students at the College work on building their financial knowledge, skills and confidence.

As part of the week students were asked to come up with money saving tips for three categories: students, college and the country, with the best ideas being put forward to a regional judging panel.

The first successful student was William Gardner, aged 22 from Richmond, who’s suggestion was for students to put loose change into a tin they can’t open and when it’s full transfer the money into a savings account.

Nathan Harbottle, aged 17 from Blackhall, suggested the College put solar panels on the roof in an attempt to save energy and money.

The third student to make it through to the regional finals was Lauren Hill, aged 17 from Wheatley Hall, who suggested a money saving tip for the country which is to minimise new building options such as monuments as they are unnecessary and costly.

The finals are taking place on Friday 13th at Thomas Danby College in Leeds, with the prizes being presented by MP and Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, Ed Balls.

Barclays and the National Skills Academy for Financial Services run the project aimed at helping to strengthen the money management skills of over 90,000 students nationwide.