Chapel St Leonards Primary School is bidding to bag a cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.
Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community- funding scheme, which sees grants of up to £4,000 raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores awarded to local community projects.
They are one of three groups on the shortlist, with their project:
“New EYFS Learn through Play Space”
The reception class and walled swimming pool share a central courtyard at school. The outdoor pool is very old, in a poor state of repair, and no longer meets regulations for teaching children to swim so is no longer fit for purpose. Fortunately, a local holiday park has offered the school use of their pool for swimming lessons.
With this now dead space, Chapel would like to remove the pool and surrounding walls, and create a fantastic and unique EYFS play area to allow children the freedom to learn through play and active learning.
This play area will give local children a safe space to develop communication, social skills, problem-solving and decision making. It will afford children freedom of this space allowing them to make their own choices and build their independence. In providing these opportunities to our children at an early age, we give them a better start in life and will hopefully see this transfer into academic results.
Voting is open throughout March and April in the following stores:
Tesco Express on Queensway, Ingoldmells.
Tesco Superstore on Richmond Dr, Skegness.
Customers can cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop. Please look out for our name in store and vote for Chapel St Leonards Primary School. THANK YOU!
Graham Almond, Headteacher said, “We are pleased to be shortlisted for the Tesco Bags of Help Fund. We have a total target of £35,000 to achieve and this could really help to get us there.
“We are asking those who visit any of the two Tesco stores, that you pop your blue tokens into the Chapel St Leonards Primary School Project. We are extremely thankful for any support.”
Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £60 million to more than 18,000 projects across Britain. Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups every time they shop. Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions will be awarded funding.
Alec Brown, Head of Community at Tesco, said:
“Bags of Help has been a fantastic success and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response from customers. It’s such a special scheme because it’s local people who decide how the money will be spent in their community. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see these come to life in hundreds of communities.”
Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said:
“Bags of Help continues to enable local communities up and down Britain to improve the local spaces and places that matter to them. The diversity of projects that are being funded shows that local communities have a passion to create something great in their area. We are pleased to be able to be a part of the journey and provide support and encouragement to help local communities thrive.”