Students take on the world of banking
YOUNGSTERS are getting first-hand experience of the world of banking after the launch of a bank branch in their city school.
The bank was officially opened at the Nene Park Academy in Orton Longueville by the Mayor of Peterborough Councillor Paulathacker last week.
It is part of a School Money initiative organised by the academy and Natwest.
The school branch will be run by students for students, who will be able to open a real bank account suitable for their age, which they can pay money into their account or withdraw it from any local Natwest branch or ATM.
The school bank will be open everytuesday lunchtime and will be run byyear 9 students who will take on the roles of cashiers, marketing executives and customer service managers.
Konnor Woods, branch (METP-105-12RH7) manager, said: “I’m really looking forward to finding out what it’s like working in a bank and it will be a great experience to add to my CV.”
Assistant principal Diana Fundira said “This is an exciting opportunity to give students a real insight into the banking world.”
insight: The Mayor of Peterborough cllr Paula Thacker opening the new bank at Nene Park Academy with its branch manager Konner Woods signing up its first customer Daniel Mclenahan. Picture: ROWLAND HOBSON.