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Friday 25 July 2014

Students get in the savings habit

Published 24/04/2013|05:36

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Tralee Credit Union Youth Mascot, Ellie the Elephant, visited St Joseph's school to help the student's union launch its saving scheme. Photo by John Reidy

THE St Joseph's Presentation Secondary School Students' Council recently launched the school's first saving initiative.

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Six members from the student council have volunteered their time to get the school into a savings habit through the use of stamps. From now until the summer they are keen to show that saving a little each week would make a huge difference to a student's summer spending budget.

 

Principal, Eileen Kennelly encouraged the students at the launch and said that the management of the school was delighted and impressed with the initiative.

"We were delighted that the Students' Council was eager to get a head start and promote a saving habit in the school and we are looking forward to working with the Credit Union Saving Programme," she said.

While the Students' Council was busy running the new saving scheme, Ellie the Elephant the Tralee Credit Union's Youth Mascot was on hand to meet the students.

Deputy Head Girl, Jane Lynch said that there was a great atmosphere at the launch.

"We were delighted with the number of students who turned up and expressed an interest in supporting the School's Credit Union."

The facility will open each Friday from 11am to 11.15am and will be open to all students from first to sixth year.

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