Bramhall High students show money doesn’t grow on trees


CREATIVE students at Bramhall High School have taken part in a competition to design a piece of art which reflects the saying ‘money doesn’t grow on trees’.

Year 11 student Ben was awarded the first prize of an iPad for his painting depicting how money is created through the tree of industry, work and business. Zareena, Year 9, was given second place for her three pencil drawings showing how greed and overspending has caused monetary problems for people today.

The art competition was organised by Wilmslow-based wealth management firm Equilibrium Asset Management to help educate the pupils on the importance on saving money.

Managing partner at Equilibrium and former Bramhall High School pupil, Colin Lawson, said: “We were blown away with the entries for this competition. The level of creativity which was displayed by the pupils at Bramhall High was very impressive.

“It was reassuring to discover that children as young as 12 have a good understanding of the impact of the current economic crisis, that they understood the concept that money doesn’t grow on trees and that we need to be careful about what we do with our money.”

Over 30 pupils took part in the art competition in the school and, as part of the work of its charitable foundation; Equilibrium donated £250 for trees to be planted on the school grounds. The competition was judged by Colin Lawson and Debbie Jukes from Equilibrium.