Tesco's Bags of Help Initiative

22nd February 2016

We are Delighted to be a recipient of Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative.

Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative in hundreds of regions across England and Wales. The scheme will see three community groups and projects in each of these regions awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.

 We applied for funding to complete our allotment and garden project and are so excited that we have been successful. Our project is to build a large allotment so that the children can grow fruit and vegetables to use in their cooking lessons. We plan to use the allotment for lots of teaching across the curriculum – for example testing the soil in science, using Maths and IT to work out profit and loss and even using our persuasive writing in English to recruit student gardeners and make adverts to sell our surplus produce!  

If we are successful in the public vote and are awarded the £12,000 we will also turn a currently unloved patch of concrete into an eco garden with a woodland walk and lots of butterfly and bee friendly plants.  This will be just off the playground and will be open to the children as a quiet space, a place to chat and have some quiet time off the main playground.  Our student committee of eco warriors will help to design and look after this space.  

Public voting will take place between 27 February and 6 March in the following local Tesco stores:-

LINSLADE TESCO EXPRESS, LANGDALE  TESCO EXPRESS, APPENINE WAY TESCO EXPRESS, HIGH ST DUNSTABLE  TESCO EXPRESS,  DUNSTABLE TESCO EXTRA and LEIGHTON BUZZARD TESCO.

Please visit and vote for us in this time - you can vote as many times as you like!  Each time you shop you are given a token and can vote for your chosen project

Online customers can also vote by taking their Customer Deliver Note into store and showing this to a colleague in order to be given a voting token.

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