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Ashford Metro Bank Delivers Money Zone to Phoenix Primary Pupils

3rd July 2024

Ashford Metro Bank colleagues have delivered Money Zone – financial education workshops – to pupils from Phoenix Community Primary School. The aim of the complimentary workshops is to raise financial awareness in students from a young age.

Money Zone is a series of financial education lessons that Metro Bank offers to children - either virtually or in store. Money Zone comprises of four sessions - budgeting, saving, banking and the last session which takes place in store gave the students a behind the scenes look at the Bank including a visit to the vault. Metro Bank has delivered its Money Zone programme to over 250,000 children in 2,900 schools.

Ashford’s Metro Bank’s Customer Service Representative Rebeka Lee, Assistant Store Manager Nikita Chambers together with Store Manager Daniel Shade delivered the key Money Zone sessions to the pupils which ended with a tour of the Bank to discuss what they had learned during their lessons as well as personal goody bags and certificate for all the kids.

 “The kids were really interested to learn about what a bank does and starting to understand money in the real world,” explains Ashford Metro Bank’s Assistant Store Manager Nikita Chambers. “We answered a lot of questions about the bank vault, the safe deposit boxes and where we keep the money and how much money.  Exploring our vault was the highlight of the visit – the kids were intrigued by all the safe deposit boxes and their possible contents.’’

Any schools or groups interested in Money Zone can contact their local Metro Bank store for more information. The Metro Bank’s Ashford store at 95 High Street, Ashford, TN24 8SA. The store is currently open Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5pm. Ashford Metro Bank is also part of the Safe Space scheme – the store is available to anyone experiencing, or at risk of domestic abuse, providing the opportunity to safely call a helpline, support service or loved one.