Since 2015 Cumbria Education Trust have been running an annual competition during “My Money Week”, each one with a Cumbrian theme. During the last four years the competition has been ran in collaboration with various Cumbrian businesses.

For this year’s competition we worked in partnership with Carlisle Lake District Airport (CLDA). Students and pupils in CET schools were challenged to design an item that CLDA will give to the first 100 passengers on their flights this Summer. The design had to reflect what the new airport means for the local area.

There were over 500 entries, with winners chosen from each school. Congratulations to Anna Murphy (Year 9) of William Howard School who is the overall winner. Anna will receive a £100 Junior ISA as well as having the chance to work with the Airport Design Team and have her luggage tags made for passengers. She will also be given a tour of the airport.

Anna’s winning design:

Kate Willard, Director of Partnership Development at Stobart Group, said: “We are delighted to work with Cumbria Education Trust on this fantastic competition. We have had some amazing entries, showing that the next generation of Cumbrians are full of talent and creativity. This initiative shows that the Carlisle Lake District Airport isn’t just about business or tourism – it’s a beacon of aspiration for everyone in the Cumbria and the Lake District region.”

In 2015, £5000 prize money was awarded to William Howard School as their Careers Lead was the winner of Financial Education Teacher of the Year following their accreditation from Young Money as a Centre of Financial Excellence School delivering financial education to all students. During 2019 with this fund almost spent, the Cumberland Building Society generously sponsored the competition providing Junior ISAs to the winners.

Andrew Gordon, Head of Relationships at The Cumberland Building Society, said: “Financial literacy is a really important subject for young people to understand today. Changes in the way we manage our money have had a big impact on how children, young adults and parents spend and save. As a local financial services organisation we’re committed to supporting education programmes and we’re delighted to be involved in learning activities such as the excellent project run during My Money Week by the Cumbria Education Trust.”

Lorrayne Hughes, CEO of CET, said:We are delighted to have worked with Carlisle Lake District Airport this year on the My Money Week Competition.  The high amount of entries across our Trust Schools and the standard of the designs are fantastic to see, and I am pleased to see this competition go from strength to strength each year with our young people being the absolute best that they can be.”


Runner Up: Eris Mooney Class 3 Tebay School
£50 Junior ISA and a Stobart Teddy Bear

Workington Academy Winner: Elden Taylor (Year 7)
£50 Junior ISA

Yewdale Primary School Winner: Ashley Hilton (Rowling Class) 
£50 Junior ISA

Yanwath School Winner: Charlotte Brierley
£50 Junior ISA

Longtown Primary School Winner: Jake 
£50 Junior ISA

Special mention from the judges were given to the following entries: