Hartlepool school’s early lead in shopping centre competition

Suzanne Chaney Retail executive Middleton Grange shopping centre at the launch of the 2015 Shop for Schools. Picture by FRANK REID
Suzanne Chaney Retail executive Middleton Grange shopping centre at the launch of the 2015 Shop for Schools. Picture by FRANK REID

West View Primary School has taken an early lead in this year’s Shop for Schools competition.

The school has collected the most points per pupil in Middleton Grange Shopping Centre’s initiative to help schools win new equipment for free.

With the weekend here, the Mail is giving readers the perfect opportunity to help add to your chosen schools total when hitting the shops.

Today, we are printing 100 bonus points to cut out and give schools a boost.

Under the scheme, every pound spent in the shopping centre can be turned into one point for the participating school or nursery of your choice.

Just take your receipts from any store in Middleton Grange to the customer service desk on the ground floor, and staff will convert them into points, which you post in the slot for whichever school you wish to support.

Money spent in the centre on Sundays is worth double points and it is triple for the December 26 and 28 bank holidays.

Shop for Schools runs until January 31, and prizes range from telescopes and sports kits, to pricy digital cameras and televisions.

A league table is produced at the end of each week after all the points tokens are totted up.

Schools’ totals are calculated by dividing the total number of points collected by the number of pupils.

This is to ensure larger schools do not have an unfair advantage over smaller ones.