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Metro Bank Puts Kids In The Money Zone

28th February 2022

Tracey-Emma Ekanem from Metro Bank’s Enfield store has delivered Money Zone - a financial education workshop to Enfield 14th Beaver group – a group of 6-8 years old children supported by Scout.

Scout is a charity with a mission to engage and support young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society. The aim of the complimentary workshop is to instill financial knowledge in the children from a young age.

Money Zone is a series of financial education lessons that Metro Bank offers children - either virtually or instore. Money Zone comprises of four sessions - budgeting, saving, banking and the last session which takes place in store. This visit gives 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 250,000 school children.

The Magic Money Machine is a coin counter available for free to Metro Bank customers.

Metro Bank’s local business manager, Tracey-Emma Ekanem delivered the key Money Zone sessions and also explained how some of the bank accounts available to children work before closing with a question and answer session with the students.

“It was a delight delivering our first Money Zone in person since the pandemic,” explains Tracey-Emma Ekanem. “The students were very engaged and asked lots of questions. Knowing how to budget and save are fundamental skills which every child should have, skills that will be invaluable throughout their lives.”

Any schools or charities interested in Money Zone can contact their local Metro Bank store for more information.

Metro Bank’s Enfield store is located at 1-3 Market Chambers, Church Street, Enfield EN2 6AA.The store is currently open Monday – Saturday 08:30am - 6pm. Sunday: 11am - 5pm