Metro Bank colleagues from the Canterbury store have delivered Money Zone – financial education workshops – to the local Kent Marine Cadet Force. 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 and the chance to try the Magic Money Machine. Metro Bank has delivered its Money Zone programme to over 250,000 children.
Canterbury Metro Bank’s Store Manager, Debbie Valk and Customer Service Representative, Bilyana Brazier delivered the key Money Zone sessions to the cadets which ended with an hour long tour of the Bank to discuss what they had learned during their lessons.
“We are really pleased that we were able to deliver this Money Zone workshop, the cadets were very engaged and it was a fantastic opportunity to continue to build our relationship with the local community,” explains Canterbury Metro Bank’s Store Manager Debbie Valk. “Learning how to manage your money, budget and save are fundamental life skills that everyone needs to learn. We are proud of our Money Zone programme and the difference it makes in giving these students a good grounding in their financial education.’’
Any schools or groups interested in Money Zone can contact their local Metro Bank store for more information. Metro Bank’s Canterbury store is located at 2 St. George’s Street, Canterbury, CT1 2SR. The store is open Monday – Saturday 8:30am - 6pm. Sunday: 11am - 5pm.