I bagsy a new gar­den

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

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

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