I bagsy a new garden
DO you wonder where the 5p from your Tesco carrier bags goes?
Glebe Primary School are happy to tell you that £10,000 worth of your carrier bag money is going to fund some exciting new gardens for their pupils to use.
Tesco customers countrywide voted in their millions and helped good causes across the UK bag a share of a £11.5million carrier bag charge fund.
The supermarket teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative, which sees grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to environmental and green space projects.
Glebe Primary School Deputy Head, Mrs Marks applied for the money to create a Reading Garden, Wildlife Garden and a Sensory Garden within the school grounds.
They wanted the school grounds to be used as an outdoor learning environment to match their brilliant new school building.
When the school in Sussex Road, Ickenham, was told it was in the final three in the local area, an exciting campaign to gain the public vote began.
Family, friends and neighbours were asked to put their token into the Glebe pot within the Tesco Stores in Hillingdon.
On Friday Glebe found out they had come second in the competition and had won £10,000.
Plans to create these wonderful gardens for the children will begin straight away and it will be a community effort which aptly reflects the school motto: ‘We can and we will.’
Glebe Primary School has said they are very grateful to every single person who voted for their campaign and that the children will benefit from this for years to come.
n OUTDOOR PLANS: Glebe Primary School in Ickenham has been awarded £10k in the Tesco Bags of Help initiative, thanks to a public vote