Holy Cross Primary School headteacher accepts a cheque for £5,000 from Julie Foley, of Tesco, while pupils look on.

School gains £5,000 thanks to store’s carrier bag charge fund

Children and staff at Holy Cross Primary School are celebrating having been awarded £5,000 from the Tesco carrier bag charge fund.

This is the top amount to be distributed through the supermarket’s Bags of Help scheme. The money is raised through the 5p carrier bag levy and presented to local projects.

It is thanks to Tesco shoppers that Holy Cross was awarded the funds. In December they voted for Holy Cross by putting blue discs into the school’s voting box.

Now the Church of England school plans to spend the money on further developing their outdoor learning area as the Bags of Help funding must be spent on outdoor community projects.

Headteacher Mrs Cathy Dart said: “We are delighted to have won this £5,000 from Tesco. This is a sum that will make a real difference to our outdoor learning.

“I, personally, as well as the whole school want to thank everyone who voted for us. The cash will be spent on making our outdoor learning absolutely fantastic.

“Thank you Tesco and to everyone who voted for us.”

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