SHOPPERS are urged to make sure they double up in their efforts to help their favourite schools.
Our annual Shop for Schools contest is up and running with twice as many points than normal on offer on Sundays to customers at Hartlepool’s Middleton Grange Shopping Centre.
The idea behind the competition is simple.
Shop for Schools; run in association with the shopping centre; rewards participating schools with gifts such as electrical goods; sports equipment and educational aids.
Every pound spent at the complex from Mondays to Saturdays is worth a one-point voucher.
These can be obtained at the centre’s information desk on production of your receipts and can be immediately placed in letterboxes marked with each participating school’s name.
Double points are on offer on Sundays and triple points on bank holiday Mondays.
The Mail will also print a series of bonus point vouchers to boost your total.
The more points your school gains between now and June 30 then the higher the value of prizes it can receive.
But do not think that bigger schools will profit at the expense of smaller ones.
Each school’s score will be divided by its number of pupils to make the contest even.
We will keep you posted here in the Mail with league tables on a weekly basis.
The first are due to appear in the paper next week along with your latest bonus points voucher.
Two more schools have also joined the list of participants at the 11th hour.
Welcome to High Tunstall College of Science and St Aidan’s Primary School.
THE updated list of schools taking part is:
Ward Jackson Primary;
St Cuthbert’s Primary;
Rift House Primary;
West Park Primary;
Holy Trinity Primary;
Owton Manor Primary;
St Helen’s Primary;
Barnard Grove Primary;
West View Primary;
Golden Flatts Primary;
Sacred Heart Primary;
St Peter’s Elwick CE Primary;
Eldon Grove Primary;
Jesmond Gardens Primary;
St Aidan’s Primary School;
High Tunstall College of Science.