Jasmine Masih and Ethan Johnson from Metro Bank’s Oxford store, supported by 1st Langford Scout Group have delivered a Money Zone workshop to a group of 6-10 year old Beavers and Scouts.
1st Langford Scout Group is a charity with a mission to support the personal development of young children by organising a series of activities which they can learn from.
The aim of the complimentary workshop is to instil financial knowledge in 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 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, a coin counter available for free to Metro Bank customers.
Metro Bank has delivered its Money Zone programme to over 250,000 school children.
“We are glad to have delivered our first Money Zone programme since the pandemic,” explains Jasmine Masih, Oxford Metro Bank’s assistant store manager. “It was a fun and interactive series of sessions with the children asking lots of questions. Most of the questions were on our explanation of how interest works using grapes to make it easier and tastier for the kids to understand.”
Any school or charity interested in Money Zone can contact their local Metro Bank store for more information.
Metro Bank’s Oxford store is located at 4-5, Queen St, Oxford OX1 1EJ. The store is currently open Monday – Saturday 08:30am - 6pm. Sunday: 11am - 5pm.