Metro Bank colleagues from the Cambridge store have delivered Money Zone - financial education workshops - to nineteen students from a Parkside Community College. 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. 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.
Cambridge Metro Bank’s store manager, Lambros Bekolari and customer service representatives (CSRs), Eliza Astell, Taiyeb Hasan and Fabien Abdi delivered the key Money Zone sessions to the students which ended with an hour long tour of the bank to discuss what they had learned during the sessions.
“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 Cambridge Metro Bank’s Store Manager Lambros Bekolari. ‘’We are proud of our Money Zone programme and the difference it makes in giving these students a good grounding in their financial education.’’
Cambridge Metro Bank CSR, Eliza Astell added: “The kids were fascinated with the behind the scenes tour and were eager to find the SDB full of lollies! They were fascinated by how our Magic Money Machine works, we had a lot of fun guessing how many coins were in each of the money bags.
Any schools or groups interested in Money Zone can contact their local Metro Bank store for more information. Metro Bank’s Cambridge store is located at Unit 1, Christ’s Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 3BZ. The store is open Monday – Saturday 8:30am - 6pm. Sunday: 11am - 5pm.