Hemel Hempstead Metro Bank colleagues have delivered Money Zone – financial education workshops – to 11 pupils from Egerton Rothesay 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 and the chance to try the Magic Money Machine. Metro Bank has delivered its Money Zone programme to over 250,000 children.
Hemel Metro Bank’s Customer Service Representatives (CSR) Vicky Brandon and Zane Kotwal delivered the key Money Zone sessions to the pupils 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 as the students really enjoy it and their enthusiasm is infectious,” explains Hemel Metro Bank’s CSR Vicky Brandon. “The pupils were very excited about seeing the vault when they visited the bank, and that they got to meet and talk to our manager David Byrne.”
“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.’’
‘The pupils were very engaged and enjoyed having us at the school commented CSR Zane Kotwal.” They participated throughout the interaction and loved the Hemel Store visit!’
Any schools or groups interested in Money Zone can contact their local Metro Bank store for more information. Metro Bank’s Hemel Hempstead store is located at 56-58 Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead HP1 1DX. The store is open Monday – Saturday: 8.30am - 6pm. Sunday: 11am - 5pm. Hemel Hempstead 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.