MP presents local schools with new equipment
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert presented local schoolchildren with the rewards they have earned in this year's Tesco for Schools & Clubs scheme on Friday (30 September).
The presentation took place at the Tesco Metro store in Pulborough where the schools and community collected their vouchers from. The schools receiving their rewards were St Mary's C of E primary school in Pulborough, St James C of E first school in Coldwaltham and Fittleworth C of E first school.
The reward scheme run by Tesco is now in its 20th year, and has already provided over £170 million worth of equipment. It has benefited schools and clubs across the country by giving away brand new items, such as IT products, sports kits and outdoor learning tools. Last year, 102 schools and clubs in the Arundel and South Downs constituency collected a total of 893,020 vouchers, with 90 of them ordering equipment worth £24,981.
Children and teachers from St Marys, St James and Fittleworth schools were invited to collect their rewards in person at a special presentation with their MP and the Store Manager, Mark Cheeseman. The schools have chosen the equipment they have earned from a catalogue, and all the items selected will further benefit and support the children's education.
Mark Cheeseman, Store Manager at Pulborough Metro Tesco said, "Tesco for Schools & 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. We would also like to thank Nick Herbert for his time today to celebrate the success of this scheme in our area as well as the children from St Mary's CE (VA) Primary School, St James' CE First School and Fittleworth C E First School."
Nick Hebert commented: "It was a pleasure to join the school children and teachers to receive the new equipment. Thank you to Tesco and to the many people who have been collecting vouchers for their local schools."
Notes for Editors
1. For more information about the reward scheme go the website www.tescoforschoolsandclubs.co.uk