Bob Walter MP was invited to join pupils and teachers from Shaftesbury Primary School, The Abbey Primary School and Flying Start Nursery in Shaftesbury; and Archbishop Wake Primary School, Milldown Primary School and Spetisbury Primary School at Tesco’s in Blandford for their official presentation. Motcombe Primary School were also winners, but were sadly unable to attend the presentation event in Shaftesbury.
The nationwide scheme, now in its 20th year, enables UK schools and clubs to redeem vouchers from Tesco purchases for all sorts of products from iMacs to drum kits and garden tools to tennis rackets.
Over 40,000 schools and clubs in the UK have signed up to take part in the programme. Last year alone, Tesco gave away over 430,000 pieces of equipment to schools and clubs, worth a staggering £9.3 million.
This year, shoppers in the local area received vouchers over ten weeks which they donated to a school or club of their choice. These schools and clubs were then able to choose what equipment they wanted from the catalogue to benefit and educate children.
Since it began in 1992, Tesco for Schools & Clubs has given away over £170 million worth of equipment – that’s around 4 million separate items.
After his visit Bob said:
“I am delighted that schools from Shaftesbury to Spetisbury have been able to take advantage of the scheme and I very much hope that the children will enjoy using the new indoor and outdoor equipment.”