Butterfield Bank makes a trip to St Boniface’s Primary in St James: Teaching the Art of Saving

Several excited students of the St. Boniface Nursery School in Sion Hill, St.James were given an early introduction to money management by Butterfield whose representatives recently visited the school as a part of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

(L-R) Principal of St. Boniface Primary School, Shelley Boyce, Butterfield’s Mascot Vern and Butterfield’s Marketing Officer, Nicola Greaves look at the students who are captivated with Butterfield’s coloured piggy banks

Students from as young as three years old participated in the interactive presentation from Butterfield’s Marketing Officer, Nicola Greaves who provided a memorable example for the young group:

If you save one dollar today and another dollar tomorrow you will have more money than if you didn’t save anything at all…and if you were to save one dollar for a hundred days you would have a lot of money…one hundred dollars and you could buy something really special.”

The details of Butterfield’s Smart Start account were also shared with the students as a tool for them to start saving and cultivating money management skills which will assist them throughout their lives.

(L_R) Butterfield’s Marketing Officer, Nicola Greaves, presenting three -year-old Akyla Roach with a gift pack which includes a specially designed colouring book which imparts the importance of saving while Butterfield’s Mascot Vern looks on

The Smart Start account is available to children and young adults up to 17 years of age, with incentives to make saving appealing. Printed information was also shared with the young children so that their parents and guardians could also be informed.

Global Entrepreneurship Week started November 15, 2010 with several activities hosted by the Barbados Youth Business Trust.

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