On Monday night Cumbria Trading Standards held a Loan Shark mask making event for the junior club children aged 8-12 years old. The event was held in partnership with the Illegal Money Lending Team and Tag Art Community Art Workshops.
It was a fantastic event and the children were really interested to learn more about loan sharks. Some of the children were already quite clued up about loan sharks from television programmes they had seen. They also designed some colourful posters advertising the dangers of falling in with illegal money lenders..
Rhian Davies of the Youth Zone said
"The workshop event really captured the children’s imagination and brought out their creativity. They thoroughly enjoyed it and it was an excellent learning experience. I was very impressed that children as young as 8 years old had heard of loan sharks."