Celebration of 21 years of Tesco school vouchers with MP John RedwoodBy Jon Nurse
October 05, 2012
Children across the borough are benefiting from new equipment as a school vouchers scheme reaches its 21st year.
Wokingham MP John Redwood awarded schools new kit from the Tesco Schools & Clubs scheme at the supermarket’s Finchampstead Road store on Friday, September 21.
Staff and pupils from All Saints CE Primary School, Emmbrook Junior School and Westende Junior School met the MP to celebrate another bumper year for the scheme.
Rebecca Edgington, of Emmbrook Junior School, said: “Lots of people have been helping throughout the school and taking part reaps the rewards because every class benefits. We have lots of new equipment that will be useful both inside the classroom and out.
“The school will be receiving CDs and computer software, stop watches, multi-dial scales, a clock kit, a ball and chalk from the scheme this year.
“We’ve been taking part in the scheme for many years and the school really benefits from what we get. Last year we ordered a lot to go with our environmental pond including an underwater camera.
“When you look at the individual value of the coupons you might think they’re not worth much, but when you look through the catalogue you realise you can get quite a lot.”
Sue Eastwell, business manager at All Saints CE School, said: “The school has participated in the Tesco voucher scheme since it began. It is a wonderful way for the school to replace and replenish the equipment the children enjoy using on a daily basis.
“We were delighted to be invited to the presentation where two of our Year 6 children got to meet John Redwood and be given an extra box of goodies from our local Tesco.”
Shoppers in the supermarket collected vouchers over 10 weeks which they donated to a school or club of their choice, who then decided from a catalogue what items they wanted.
Store manager Paul Davies said: “Tesco for schools and clubs is a scheme which my team are proud to be part of.
“Thousands of customers have been collecting vouchers to help their local schools and clubs get new equipment showing what can happen when a whole community gets involved.”