Metro Bank colleagues from the Wimbledon store facilitated Money Zone – a financial education workshop for 2nd and 6th year students from Earlsfield Primary School. The goal of the free workshop is to instill financial knowledge in students from an early age.
Money Zone is a series of financial education lessons that Metro Bank offers to school children – virtually or in-store. Money Zone includes four sessions – budgeting, saving, banking and the final session which takes place in-store giving children a behind-the-scenes look at banking, including a tour of the vault and the chance to try out our Magic Money Machine. Metro Bank offered its Money Zone program to more than 250,000 school children.
Metro Bank colleagues at Wimbledon – Assistant Store Manager, Marya Ahmed and Customer Service Representative, Yasmin Leung White facilitated the sessions.
At Earlsfield Primary School, Marya and Yasmin introduced the children to the key modules of the Money Zone program, after which the children were taken to the store for an hour-long visit to discuss what they had learned during the sessions, visit the vault and discover the magic money. Machine.
The Magic Money Machine is free coin counting equipment that is available at all Metro Bank stores for customers.
“It’s always refreshing to see the levels of interaction we have with the students,” says Marya Ahmed, Assistant Store Manager at Wimbledon Metro Bank. “Learning how to manage money, budget and savings are fundamental skills that everyone should acquire – and the younger, the better.”
Yasmin Leung, Customer Service Representative, added, “We are proud of our Money Zone program and the difference it makes in giving these students a solid foundation 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.
The Metro Bank Wimbledon store is located at 1-2 Wimbledon Bridge, London SW19 7NW. The store is currently open Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.