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8th December 2016
STAMBRIDGE PRIMARY SCHOOL WINS TESCO BAGS OF HELP AWARD
HEARTS Academy Trust is delighted that, following a public vote, Stambridge Primary School is the winner of the Tesco Bags of Help Award. Stambridge has been awarded the top grant of £12,000 to fund an outdoor play gym and sensory garden.
Plans are already underway for a professional company to be appointed to use the children’s design and fit the outdoor play gym. The sensory garden area will be cleared and ground prepared for planting and a path way would be made and a seating area built. A range of sensory equipment will be purchased and fitted.
This fantastic area will be able to provide a multi sensory garden area using a combination of sensory integrated playground equipment along with a fragrance garden area, paved pathways and outdoor musical instruments. They will also be able to build a gazebo with a roof that could be used in all weather as an outdoor classroom.
Becky Thomas, Teacher at Stambridge Primary School said: “It is fantastic to have received the funding from Tesco's Bags of Help initiative. It will give us the opportunity to develop the childrens' outdoor area to include an adventure gym trail and sensory gardening. Through the cognitive, social and physical values of play, the improvements to the outdoor area will promote a spirit of inclusion and enhance the outdoor provision as well as support health and wellness activities. As part of HEARTS Academy Trust, the school has a keen focus on nurture, nature and wellbeing. We are very excited and looking forward to starting the work."
Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England and Wales. The scheme has seen three community groups and projects in each region awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.
The public voted in store to decide which local groups should receive the £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 awards, 2,421 organisations from Tesco’s 400 regions up and down the UK will receive a share of the Bags of Help fund www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp
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