Louth pupils learn to keep the loan sharks at bay

SHARKS HOOKED: Pupils with Peta Hill and Rev Steve Johnson of the Team Parish of Louth.
SHARKS HOOKED: Pupils with Peta Hill and Rev Steve Johnson of the Team Parish of Louth.
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It is hoped that the loan sharks won’t be circling in one area of Louth after pupils at a primary school performed a play highlighting the dangers of illegal lending for their parents.

Youngsters at Lacey Gardens teamed up with the Altru Theatre Company as well as the Illegal Money Lending team, Trading Standards, Credit Union and the Team Parish of Louth to perform ‘Jaws and the Money Gap’ on Thursday afternoon.

The project itself was funded by the proceeds of crime after the prosecutions of illegal lenders in our area and it is hoped that the message will get through to pupils and parents.

A drop-in session for people to learn about safe and affordable lending is being held at the Trinity Centre in Eastgate from 11am to 1pm this Wednesday, March 27.