Stu­dents take on the world of bank­ing

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

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.

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