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Erica is a WINNER!

posted 30 Sep 2013, 21:49 by Lynnette Glossop   [ updated 1 Oct 2013, 00:24 ]

Erica’s a winner!

                                                                                                                              

 

A pupil from Dore Primary School has been selected as a winner of a national financial education competition, beating more than 4,800 other entries from across the country.  Erica Davison, 9, wrote a poem as part of the national ‘A-Z of Money’ competition for My Money Week 2013, organised by financial education charity pfeg (Personal Finance Education Group).

 

As one of three national winners of the My Money Week competition for primary schools, Erica’s entry was exhibited at a special event in London’s V&A Museum of Childhood on Saturday 28th September.  During the prize giving, Erica received £30 in gift vouchers in recognition of her success, together with a winner’s certificate signed by Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall.  Dore Primary School will also receive £500 in prize money for helping Erica and other pupils enter the competition.

 

Erica’s teacher, Richard Hanks, said:


“The staff and pupils at Dore Primary School are thrilled to hear Erica’s entry was selected as a winner of the My Money Week competition. She had a great trip from Sheffield to London to receive her prize and certificate and meet the other winners.

 

The whole of Erica’s class got an enormous amount out of pfeg’s My Money Week. At Dore Primary we are striving to make our children independent, capable members of the community, and it is clear financial understanding is becoming increasingly important. The My Money Week competition has really helped highlight the significance of these skills.”
 
 
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