Nick Herbert presents computer equipment to local schools
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert was at the Tesco supermarket in Pulborough on Friday morning (7 November) to present new computer equipment to pupils from schools in Pulborough and Coldwaltham.
Mr Herbert presented the new equipment to Amy Watson (9) and Taylor Stevens (9) of St James CE Primary School in Coldwaltham and Emily Heasman (10) and Jack Carter (10) of St Mary's CE Primary School in Pulborough.
The presentation was made under the Computers for Schools scheme which enables UK schools to redeem vouchers from Tesco purchases for computers and other equipment, such as digital cameras and musical instruments.
Vouchers are also redeemed for old mobile phones and inkjet cartridges that are sent in for recycling.
The scheme has been running since 1992 and, to date, has awarded £118 million worth of computer equipment to schools across the country.
Nick Herbert commented: "I was very pleased to be invited to present new computer equipment to local schools. It can make a real difference to primary schools with small budgets to receive help like this.
"There are times when we see supermarkets as the local villains, so I'm glad to join in when they are doing something so positive for our local communities."
The presentation was overseen by Store Manager Michael Collet who was joined by Deputy Store Manager Chris Oliver and Community Champion Mandy Chaffer.
Notes for Editors
1. For the website of the Tesco Computers for Schools scheme, visit http://www.computersforschools.co.uk/
2. The presentations took place at the Pulborough Metro store, London Road, Pulborough, West Sussex RH20 1AS.
3. In 2007, 4,357,505 Computers for Schools vouchers were spent in West Sussex.