Trip to the bank

The Cobram Courier - - NEWS -

Co­bram Blue­bird Early Learn­ing Cen­tre’s three-year-old group learnt the ins and outs of bank­ing af­ter vis­it­ing Bendigo Bank on Fri­day.

Blue­bird’s Kerry Vi­t­ullo had been bring­ing in a range of dif­fer­ent coins from over­seas trips to show the group, which sparked an in­ter­est in some­thing we all love to have — money.

‘‘Some of them do lit­tle chores at home as a way to earn some pocket money to buy things like dolls and lol­lies, so they are just be­gin­ning to learn about money and how to save,’’ she said.

Ms Vi­t­ullo said the group oc­ca­sion­ally went on ex­cur­sions to lo­cal busi­nesses to help the chil­dren learn more about the topic they have been dis­cussing at the cen­tre.

‘‘Next week they’re off to the ju­nior cen­tre for an an­i­mal cir­cus show. They en­joy get­ting out and about and it helps them get ready for four-year-old kinder next year be­cause they do a lot of ex­cur­sions in that pro­gram,’’ she said.

Bendigo Bank’s Lizette Mezen­berg said the lo­cal branch liked to in­vite kin­der­garten groups ev­ery year to teach them the ba­sics of bank­ing and to show them how the coin ma­chine works.

‘‘They were all so beau­ti­ful and re­ally en­gaged in what we were show­ing them, which was great to see,’’ she said.

Money talk: Chil­dren dis­play their coins af­ter learn­ing the value of money at Bendigo Bank on Fri­day.

Learn­ing: Bendigo Bank cus­tomer re­la­tion­ship of­fi­cer Lizette Mezen­berg shows the chil­dren how to use the coin ma­chine.

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