Bookmarked: Pupils help spread the “Stop Loan Sharks” message in Middleton


This article by West Yorkshire Trading Standards first appeared on their blog.

Middleton Primary School snowStudents at Middleton Primary are helping the Illegal Money Lending Team and West Yorkshire Trading Standards “Bite Back” at the loan sharks in their community, by taking part in an innovative “design a mug” competition.

Pupils in Years 5 and 6 will be working with Trading Standards and the Illegal Money Lending Team, using their creative skills to come up with an eye catching design, as part of the Financial Fitness community education programme, currently being delivered across the South and East parts of the City. These images will be used to create a series of mugs and banners, which highlight the dangers of doing business with loan sharks and help to spread awareness of the reporting hotline across Leeds communities.

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