Pupils set to bag thousands of pounds for gardening project
TYTHERINGTON School has been shortlisted for a community award worth thousands of pounds for its work with the environment.
Members of the new gardening club at the school were selected as one of three community groups and projects which will receive money from the Tesco Bags of Help awards.
The awards, for which the supermarket has teamed up with community charity Groundwork, offer groups in each of Tesco’s 416 regions across the UK a share of the revenue that is generated from the 5p charge now paid for single-use carrier bags.
The public will now vote in store up until Sunday, November 13 on who should receive the £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 awards.
In total, there is over £12.5 million up for grabs.
Students at the school have been renovating a piece of derelict land on the school site to develop the gardening club, which headteacher Manny Botwe says aims to develop teamwork and community.
Mr Botwe said: “Our work has been recognised as having contributed to the local environment and we are guaranteed an award of at least £8,000.
“The money will be used to provide more equipment for the project and we also plan to involve local primary schools and community groups.
“The aim is to develop an outdoor classroom and an interactive learning environment in a series of polytunnels.”
You can vote for the school when you visit your local Tesco store.
Tytherington School pupils in their garden from left to right: Fin Lonyon, Megan Houghton, Lexi Lovett, Lewis Peal and Michael Clarke.