Metro Bank colleagues from the Piccadilly store have delivered Money Zone – financial education workshops – to over ten children from Samuel Lithgow Youth Centre. 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 gives the children a behind the scenes look at the Bank including a visit to the vault and the chance to try the coin counting Magic Money Machine. At the end of the day, all the students receive their own goody bag and meet the Metro Bank mascot, Metro Man. Metro Bank has delivered its Money Zone programme at over 2,500 schools and 250,000 children.
Piccadilly Metro Bank Assistant Store Manager, Krizanne Surigao and Customer Service Representative, Mehmet Karaarsalan delivered the key sessions to the students. day 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, the pupils were very engaged, and it was a fantastic opportunity to continue to build our relationship with the local community,” explains Piccadilly Metro Bank’s Assistant Store Manager Krizanne Surigao. “The kids really enjoyed the session; they were interested in budgeting and how they could save up money for a house or an iPhone 15 in the future.’’
Any schools or groups interested in Money Zone can contact their local Metro Bank store for more information.
Metro Bank’s Piccadilly store is located at 75 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London, W1J 8HU. The store is open Monday – Saturday 8:30am - 6pm. Sunday: 11am - 5pm.