Metro Bank colleagues from the Orpington store have delivered Money Zone - financial education workshops - to 18 children from Midfield Primary SEN 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 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 Magic Money Machine. At the end of the day, 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.
Orpington Metro Bank’s Assistant store manager, Summer Nicholas and Customer Service Representative, Glynis Daley 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.
“The kids were fascinated with the behind the scenes tour and loved meeting Metro Man our friendly mascot – they all wanted a selfie with him,” explains Orpington Metro Bank’s Assistant Store Manager Summer Nicholas. “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.’’
Any schools or groups interested in Money Zone can contact their local Metro Bank store for more information. Metro Bank’s Orpington store is located at Unit 4, Nugent Retail Park, Orpington, Bromley, BR5 3RP. The store is currently open Monday to Saturday: 8.30am to 6pm, Sundays: 11am to 5pm.