RAYLEIGH school pupils received financial education thanks to a workshop from staff at a local bank.
Over 50 pupils from Edward Francis School took part in a free workshop hosted by Metro Bank’s Southend branch.
Known as Money Zone, the aim of the workshops is to raise financial awareness in students from a young age.
The sessions cover budgeting, saving, banking and a 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.
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,” explained 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.
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