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Southall Metro Bank Colleagues Empower Yeading Junior School Pupils with Financial Literacy in Money Zone Workshop

21st February 2024

In a commitment to fostering financial literacy among the younger generation, Southall Metro Bank colleagues, Zaineb Butt, Heena Vaghela and Neetu Shinh recently delivered an engaging session of Money Zone to year 3 pupils at Yeading Junior School.

Money Zone is a series of financial education lessons that Metro Bank offers to 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 students 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 children in 2,900 schools.

Through engaging activities and interactive discussions, Southall Metro Bank’s Assistant Store Managers, Zaineb Butt and Heena Vaghela, along with Customer Service Representative Neetu Shinh captivated the students’ attention, empowering them with practical knowledge and essential tools to manage their finances effectively.

Zaineb Butt, reflecting on the workshop, expressed her enthusiasm stating, “It’s truly inspiring to see the curiosity and eagerness of these young minds to learn about managing money wisely. By starting early, we can empower them to make informed financial decisions and lay a strong foundation for their future.”

Heena Vaghela echoed similar sentiments, “Financial literacy is a vital life skill, and through Money Zone, we aim to make learning about money fun, relatable and accessible to children,” said Heena.

Neetu Shinh added, “The enthusiasm and engagement we witnessed from the pupils reaffirm the impact of initiatives like Money Zone in fostering a financially savvy generation.”

Any schools or groups interested in Money Zone can contact their local Metro Bank store for more information. Southall Metro Bank is located at Unit 8, Hayes Bridge Retail Park,  Southall, UB4 0RH.The store is currently open Monday – Saturday 8.30am - 6pm. Sunday: 11am - 5pm. Southall Metro Bank is also 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.