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The Bank of England is the central bank of the United Kingdom and the model on which most modern central banks have been placed. This month Year 9s enjoyed a lecture with senior employees of The Bank of England who taught the students all about the history of money. One of the banks most famous responsibilities includes the issue of banknotes and banknotes were the subject of this session with the Year 9s.

After summarising the session with a look at all the security features of a modern bank note students were challenged to paw a pile of English banknotes, using special ultra violet lights and the methods they had learned in the presentation in order to sift the real from the fake. Finally, the students were given the opportunity to suggest whose faces they would like to see on the banknotes of the future.

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