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Slough Metro Bank Puts School Students in the Money Zone

14th December 2023

Metro Bank colleagues from the Slough store have delivered Money Zone – financial education workshops – to three year six classes from Ryvers 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 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.

Slough Metro Bank Store Manager, Tejas Rach, Local Business Manager, Arish Mehta, Assistant Store Manager, Thomas Armstrong and Customer Service Representative, Jeshika Gurung delivered the key sessions to the students. Tejas and Arish also attended a coffee morning to speak to parents about their banking needs and their children’s banking.

“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 Slough Metro Bank’s Store Manager Tejas Rach. “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 Slough store is located at 2-23 Farnham Road, Slough, SL1 3TA. The store is open Monday – Saturday 8:30am - 6pm. Sunday: 11am - 5pm. Slough Metro Bank is part of the Safe Space scheme – the store is available to anyone experiencing, or at risk of domestic abuse, providing the opportunity to safely call a helpline, support service or loved one.