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Galliard Primary is on song at the House of Commons

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01 November 2017

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Former pupils of Galliard Primary School who won a song-writing competition about managing money had the honour of performing their composition in front of dignitaries at the House of Commons.

 
- Four ex-Galliard Primary School win national My Money Week Award
- Winning song is performed at the House of Commons
- Students’ composition focuses on the importance of managing finances
 
Former pupils of Galliard Primary School who won a song-writing competition about managing money had the honour of performing their composition in front of dignitaries at the House of Commons.
 
The four boys (pictured) who are now in the first year of secondary school entered the My Money Week competition as part of their studies about the importance of managing money effectively. Their song is called Money Is For Saving, Not for Craving.
 
The winning group comprised of Tyler Pheasant, Sean Johnson, Trey Bascoe and Owayne Montaque blew away the judges with their witty lines including:
“Don’t get caught in the net of debt,
Or you’ll start having regrets.
Start depositing, stop withdrawing,
So your bank balance will go soaring.”


The maths leader at Galliard Primary, Lynda Carrington, explained the importance of managing money effectively. Miss Carrington said:  “We had a themed week where the whole school took part in various activities; some pupils were given a budget to manage throughout the week; key-stage-1 pupils produced some ‘Money Moment’ pictures which explained how money makes them feel in a chosen situation and key-stage-2 pupils worked in small groups to compose and record songs about managing money effectively.”


Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, Children’s Services & Protection, Cllr Ayfer Orhan, said: “What a wonderful honour for these fantastic, creative young people. Their song has a huge impact and is extremely clever. I am proud that this quartet, along with their fellow students, have taken the steps towards empowering themselves and learning about developing their financial skills to help them prepare for the future.


“This is yet another example of how our Enfield schools are helping students become well-rounded and well-informed individuals. As part of our ‘fairness for all’ priority, Enfield Council is enabling children to reach their potential through quality education, skills and learning.


“Congratulations again to Galliard Primary School pupils and staff.”


This year’s My Money Week run by the Personal Finance Education Group took place 12-18 June. The four pupils, who performed their song at the House of Commons on 30 October, won £500 in vouchers for the school and £50 in vouchers for themselves.