Swan Savers

In collaboration with the Capital Credit Union opposite the school, we operate a school savings initiative called the Swan Savers Credit Union. Our aim is to promote positive saving habits within our school community. All children at the school are invited to set up a savings account in which they are able to save their pocket money or money from special occasions. The children are welcome to save when and what amount suits.

Volunteers from P6 and P7 are recruited and trained as Swan Saver staff and are supported by a small team of parent helpers. A ParentMail is sent out notifying all parents of the next collection day when children are invited to bring in any money they wish to pay-in to their accounts.

2017 Dates for Swans Savers:

Monday 2nd October
Monday 30th October
WEDNESDAY 15th  November
Monday 27th November
Monday 11th December

 

If you would like to open an account, please complete the attached application form which provides us with your child’s details and the appropriate parental permission. The school will then sign the form to confirm that your child attends Stockbridge Primary School and will organise for your child’s account to be set up. The children receive a pass-book, membership card and a wallet to keep everything in.

Swan Savers application forms

Happy saving!

Emily Simpson & Alison Franks (Parent Helpers)

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Visit from Social Justice Secretary

On 9th March our Swan Savers had a visit from Alex Neil, the Social Justice Secretary who is keen to promote links between schools and Credit Unions. He had heard about our very successful savings scheme which we have had with the Capital Credit Union for the past 3 years.

Read Scottish Government article, March 2016:

Funding for credit unions to set up schemes in schools.

Read Capital Credit Union News:

£300,000 to set up junior saver schemes in schools