An independent retailer is running an in-store scheme designed to help school children learn the value of saving money.

David Ramsey, of Best-one Byram Park Road in Knottingley, saves the loose change children have after purchasing products in his store. 

The change is deposited under each child’s name in cups and withdrawals can be made once a child has accumulated enough money.

Mr Ramsey has been running the scheme since the store opened five years ago. He told RN: “School kids used to throw 1p, 2p and 5p coins outside the shop because they didn’t think it was a lot of money.

“This is a good way of showing them why wasting money is a bad thing.” 

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