Schoolkids bag extra equipment

Martin James, from Tesco, (left) and town MP Iain Wright with children from Kingsley, Eldon Grove and St Aidan's schools
Martin James, from Tesco, (left) and town MP Iain Wright with children from Kingsley, Eldon Grove and St Aidan's schools

HARTLEPOOL MP Iain Wright handed over equipment to four town primary schools that came out on top in an annual supermarket scheme.

Residents collected vouchers in Hartlepool’s Burn Road Tesco store for every £10 they spent between April and June this year.

The vouchers were then handed over to school’s in the town that had signed up for the Tesco for Schools and Clubs scheme.

The schools were then able to exchange the vouchers for IT, sports and other equipment.

After this year’s scheme was brought to a close, Tesco revealed that Eldon Grove Primary School, Kingsley Primary School, St Aidan’s CE Primary School and St Joseph’s RC Primary School had collected the most vouchers in the town.

The schools were invited along to Tesco where they were presented with some equipment and a goody-bag by Iain Wright.

The town MP said: “This is the third year I have been involved with the scheme and the response of parents and friends of the school always impresses me.

“The partnership between Hartlepool schools and parents is something to be welcomed and the scheme gives children in our town the chance to access extra equipment enabling them to enjoy sport, fitness and other activities.

“I’m really pleased to encourage that.”

Selina Wilson, community champion at the Tesco’s Burn Road store, said: “Once again we have had an absolutely fantastic response to the Tesco for Schools and Clubs scheme.

“It was brilliant to get the four best-performing town schools together, they have done extremely well.

“We had a lot of town primary schools involved but it would be nice to see a few more secondary schools sign up next time.”

To find out more about the scheme visit www.tescoforschoolsandclubs.co.uk