Metro Bank colleagues from the Bexleyheath store have delivered Money Zone – financial education workshops – to one of the classes from Fosters 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 school 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 children a behind the scenes look at the Bank including a visit to the vault and the chance to try the coin counting Magic Money Machine. At the end of the day, all the children received their own goody bag and met the Metro Bank mascot, Metro Man. Metro Bank has delivered its Money Zone programme to over 250,000 children.
Bexleyheath Metro Bank Customer Service Representative, Amy Kensington and Cashier, Carolyn Frankis delivered the key sessions to the pupils aged 9 -10, with support from Store Manager, Emma Bell. The day 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 kids were very engaged, and it was a fantastic opportunity to continue to build our relationship with the local community,” explains Bexleyheath Metro Bank’s Store Manager Emma Bell. “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 Bexleyheath store is located at The Broadway Shopping Centre, Bexleyheath, DA6 7JN. The store is open Monday – Saturday 8:30am - 6pm. Sunday: 11am - 5pm.