Cromer student’s money saving idea

A North Norfolk teenager has won an award for his money-saving idea.

City College Norwich A-level student George Worrall, 17, from Cromer, has been named as a winner in the regional Barclays Money Skills Week competition.

His idea of how the nation can save money by investing heavily in wind power, therefore reducing dependency on foreign oil, in conjunction with providing bursaries for electric car conversion, was selected as a winner by a panel of judges from Barclays and the National Skills Academy for Financial Services.

George, who is studying A-level maths, physics, chemistry and English, said: 'I came up with renewable energy as my money saving tip because renewable energy is something I want to get into as a career. I think that alternative energy is particularly relevant at the moment because of rising fuel prices.'

John Carter, regional director, National Skills Academy Financial Services, said: 'This year's Money Skills Week has been the best yet. It has been great to see so many students in colleges across the region taking part in the top tips competition and other activities to raise their financial awareness and develop their money management skills.'