MP visits Tesco to congratulate schools

Mark Simmonds (rear centre) with Tesco staff, teachers and school pupils.
Mark Simmonds (rear centre) with Tesco staff, teachers and school pupils.
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THREE Skegness schools have benefited through a supermarket’s tokens for equipment and resources scheme, which was officially marked at an in-store ceremony.

Skegness and Boston MP Mark Simmonds attended to congratulate the schools and spoke of how delighted he was with Tesco for running a scheme to help children’s education.

Representatives from The Viking School, The Richmond School and Skegness Infants were present at the presentation on Thursday morning.

The pupils from each of the schools were given a complimentary goody bag, which included stationary, sweets and other items.

An extra box of equipment was also given to all three schools on the day which contained items such as, skipping ropes, recorders, a hand puppet, an emotion voice pad, balls and more.

The Viking School, managed to collect approximately 10,000 vouchers which were available to shoppers at the till point last May.

The children are already benefiting from the equipment they purchased with the tokens, as it arrived earlier in the year.

“The artifact boxes we purchased help give the children real hands on experience and the literacy packs help enhance their learning,” said class teacher, Karen Pressgraves,

The Richmond School purchased resource packs to enhance curriculum subjects.

A total of 33,738 tokens were collected back in May and it is something the school takes part in each year.

“Thank you to everyone who helped the school collect the tokens,” said school admin assistant, Fiona Fisher.

Skegness Infants managed to collect approximately 14,851 tokens and spent around 9,610 on outdoor PE equipment, leaving the rest of the tokens banked for next time.

“Thank you to the parents and staff who collected the tokens, the children are already benefiting from the equipment and they also thought the crocodile hand puppet was fantastic, said Headteacher Sue Roy.