Metro Bank has held a series of tech workshops for primary school children from the most deprived parts of London.
-Metro ran 16 sessions with employees volunteering to attend the seven participating schools to teach the children basic coding skills using micro:bit.
-The micro:bit was originally created as part of the BBC’s Make It Digital initiative.
-The programme, called Tech Zone, is set to be expanded next year and could make its way to branches, where Metro already offers a financial education programme for young kids called Money Zone.
What does this mean?
Hussain, CIO of Metro Bank says: "As a community bank, we wanted to inspire the next generation - especially kids who may not have easy access to tech - to consider working in this field. Our ultimate aim is to create future engineers by generating excitement about careers in engineering and wider tech through awesome tech role models - namely our colleagues.