Bank of England Museum

By Support - April 12th, 2019 | Posted in News

On Tuesday 2nd April, Rome and Abuja class took a trip to the Bank of England Museum, to attend a workshop on the history and purpose of money.

We learned about the history of the Bank of England, how much gold is stored there as well as the value of a bar of gold. The students then had an opportunity to examine sheets of banknotes and see if they could identify their various security features. After the workshop was over, the pupils spent the rest of their time exploring the other rooms of the museum where they engaged with activities such as piecing together banknotes jigsaw puzzles and trying to crack a safe. The highlight of our visit was the chance that everyone had to hold a real gold bar with their bare hand. As the bar was quite heavy (13 Kilograms), the students had a mini competition of who could hold it longest in the air.

It was a very enjoyable day out and everyone displayed exceptional behaviour throughout the duration of our trip. Well done to all of our students!

Rome and Abuja class team