CHULMLEIGH Community College students have waved goodbye to the green hills of Devon to see a different type of green in heart of London s financial district. The eye-opening financial studies trip was designed to enable Year 10 and 11 students to experie

CHULMLEIGH Community College students have waved goodbye to the green hills of Devon to see a different type of green in heart of London's financial district.The eye-opening financial studies trip was designed to enable Year 10 and 11 students to experience the world of finance first hand.A visit to the Bank of England gave students the chance to quiz bank chiefs about the bank's role in stabilising the economy - and pick up gold ingot worth £182,000! Head the college's of ITC Marc Coton said: "Students were also told the tale of how an underground worker got lost amid the maze of tunnels and strayed into the Bank of England vaults back in 1892 - the honest soul reported it to the bank and received £800 reward, equivalent to £95,000 in today's money."The trip to the capital also included a visit to Lloyd's of London, where £25billion of insurance is conducted each year.Students also paid a visit to the British Museum, where they explored the HSBC exhibition, the History of Money.