“Bags of Help”
Earlier this year the Geddington Church of England Primary School’s Parents’ Association submitted an application to the Tesco Bags of Help Grant Scheme to help them in their IT fundraising project.
The Scheme works like this: Tesco shoppers will be given a token with every transaction and encouraged to ‘vote’ by placing the token in one of the three labelled boxes, placed near the exit of the store.
The project with the highest number of ‘votes’, or tokens, will receive £4000, the second placed project, £2000 and the third, £1000.
The P.A. is aiming to raise enough funds to purchase thirty Chromebooks, to enable a class of children to have access to a laptop all at the same time and also for teachers to embed IT in their daily classroom teaching and curriculum.
The following stores will be taking part in this project:
Corby Extra (NN8 8A)
Oakley Vale Corby Express (NN18 8LX)
Market Harborough Metro (LE16 7PA)
Market Harborough Express (LE16 7QD)
Oundle Express (PE8 4BQ)
P.A. spokesperson, Lucy Collett said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been selected for this project, which will improve IT provision for all our children. Please do support us throughout July and August by casting your vote whenever possible and also by asking your friends and family for their votes when shopping at Tesco. The Parents’ Association will share an announcement on their Facebook page shortly and it would be fantastic if you could share this far and wide. We look forward to sharing the results with you in September!”