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Metro Bank Puts Kids in The Money Zone

25th October 2021

Metro Bank colleagues from the Luton store have delivered Money Zone - a financial education workshop to year 7 students at Chiltern Academy – a local secondary school. The aim of the complimentary workshop is to help instill financial knowledge 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 key sessions - budgeting, saving, banking and the last session which  takes place in-store giving the children 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 203,000 school children.

At Chiltern Academy, Metro Bank’s customer experience analyst, Liam Robertson and customer service representative, Simona Palma delivered the key Money Zone sessions to almost sixty students. The sessions were delivered to help prepare the students for their business enterprise lessons when they will be split into groups to create their own businesses.

“It was a delight delivering our first in person Money Zone session since the pandemic,” explains Luton Metro Bank’s store manager Hayley Harrison. “The students were very engaged during the sessions and asked lots of questions. It is rewarding to be teaching life skills which everyone needs – young and old alike. We are looking forward to sharing the benefits of our Money Zone programme to even more local schools.”

Any schools interested in Money Zone can contact their local Metro Bank store for more information. Metro Bank’s Luton store is located at 10-20 Castle Street, Luton, LU1 3AJ. The store is currently open Monday – Saturday 08:30am - 6pm. Sunday: 11am - 5pm.