Metro Bank colleagues from the Basingstoke store have delivered Money Zone - financial education workshops - to 90 children from Oakridge Schools Federation. 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 giving 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. Metro Bank has delivered its Money Zone programme to over 250,000 children.
Basingstoke Metro Bank’s store manager, John White and customer service representative, Kas Gregory delivered the key Money Zone sessions to the students which ended with an hour long tour of the bank and vault to discuss what they had learned during the sessions.
“The kids really loved visiting the vault and meeting our company mascot Metro Man,” explains Basingstoke Metro Bank’s Store Manager John White. “Learning how to manage your money, budget and save are fundamental life skills that everyone needs to learn – and the younger the better. This time it was the budgeting session that attracted the most questions and curiosity from the kids.”
Any schools or groups interested in Money Zone can contact their local Metro Bank store for more information. Metro Bank’s Basingstoke store is located at Unit 1, Chiswick House, Festival Place, Basingstoke, RG21 7LD. The store is currently open Monday to Saturday: 8.30am to 6pm, Sundays: 11am to 5pm.