Metro Bank colleagues from the Wimbledon store have delivered Money Zone - a financial education workshop to year 2 and year 6 schoolchildren at the Earlsfield Primary School. The aim of the complimentary workshop is to instill financial knowledge in the students from a young age.
Money Zone is a series of financial education lessons that Metro Bank offers to school children - either virtually or instore. 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 our Magic Money Machine. Metro Bank has delivered its Money Zone programme to over 250,000 school children.
Metro Bank’s Wimbledon colleagues – Assistant Store Manager, Marya Ahmed and Customer Service Representative, Yasmin Leung White delivered the sessions.
At Earlsfield Primary School, Marya and Yasmin took the kids through the key modules of the Money Zone programme after which the children were brought into store for an hour tour to discuss what they had learned during the sessions, visit the vault and experience the Magic Money Machine.
The Magic Money Machine is a free coin counting equipment which is available in all Metro Bank stores for customers to use.
“It is always refreshing to see the levels of interaction we have with the students,” explains Wimbledon Metro Bank’s Assistant Store Manager, Marya Ahmed. “Learning how to manage your money, budget and save are fundamental life skills that everyone needs to learn – and the younger the better.”
Customer Service Representative Yasmin Leung added: “We are proud of our Money Zone programme and the difference it makes in giving these students a good grounding in their financial education. It is important to teach our children how to budget and learn to save for future needs.”
Any schools interested in Money Zone can contact their local Metro Bank store for more information.
Metro Bank’s Wimbledon store is located at 1-2 Wimbledon Bridge, London SW19 7NW. The store is currently open Monday – Saturday: 08.30am - 6pm. Sunday: 11am - 5pm.