Bright Futures at Central Bank

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On 27th November, 42 budding financiers from City Quay and Rutland Street primary schools visited the Central Bank on Dame Street to complete their Junior Achievement programmes in appropriate fashion.

Central Bank volunteers Caroline Rowe and Anthony Horrigan delivered the Our Community and Our City programmes to the students from the two schools over a five week period. The students were thrilled to find out that a special trip to the Central Bank was on the cards once they completed their programmes!

CentralBankSusan Quinn, Rutland Street NS; Governor Patrick Honohan; Olwen O’Connor Maguire, City Quay N.S. & Helen Raftery Junior Achievement Ireland.

On their arrival at the Central Bank, the students were escorted to the 7th floor, where they got a panoramic view of the city – an impressive and appropriate setting in which to receive their certificates of achievement from Governor Patrick Honohan, who made a special appearance to welcome the students.

Michael, one of the students from Rutland Street gave an impromptu but impressive overview to the governor of all the important things he had learned over the course of the Our City programme including savings, facts about interest rates and opening a bank account!

pic2Governor Patrick Honohan is delighted to recognise the efforts of one of the many fantastic students who completed their JA programmes by visiting the Central Bank.

centralbank1Students from Rutland Street NS giving a member of the Central Bank IT team a grilling!

The highlight of a thoroughly enjoyable and unique educational experience seems to have been the chance to roam the IT floors in the bank and ‘interrogate’ the (very accommodating) staff about their jobs at their desks! Our thanks to both schools and the wonderful young financiers for making the most of every minute of their visit to the Central Bank. 

Sincere thanks to our brilliiant volunteers Anthony & Caroline as well as Gary Murphy and all at the Central Bank who put such effort into ensuring the students felt most welcome and enjoyed their visit to the Central Bank. 

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