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Southend Metro Bank Puts School Children in the Money Zone

29th June 2023

Metro Bank colleagues from the Southend store have delivered Money Zone – financial education workshops – to over 50 children from Edward Francis 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 coin counting 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.

Southend Metro Bank Store Manager, James Farmer and Customer Service Representative, Aaron Parker-Celbioglu delivered the key sessions to the students, The 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 kids were very engaged, and it was a fantastic opportunity to continue to build our relationship with the local community,” explains Southend Metro Bank’s Store Manager James Farmer. “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 Southend store is located at G19-G21 The Victoria Centre, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 2NG The store is open Monday – Saturday 8:30am - 6pm. Sunday: 11am - 5pm.