Outdoor area – Help us win £12,000 with Tesco’s #bagsofhelp. Voting starts today.

Tesco have teamed up with Groundwork on its Bags of Help initiative in hundreds of regions across England and Wales.  The scheme will see three community groups and projects in each of these regions awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge. www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp

Our outdoor learning area project has been shortlisted for a public vote.  The project is for the creation of an outdoor learning area to support small learning groups and a natural imaginative play area. The project will allow the children to use the natural play space all year round in all weathers through the provision of a welly store, a sheltered area, a natural adventure trail and loose parts play area.

The project will involve planting of trees to provide shelter, natural materials (such as willow) for the creation of the boundaries between the different areas and bug hotels all which will improve the biodiversity in the school grounds.

Andrea Kaye, Head of School, said: “We are so excited about the outdoor learning area project.  It provides so many different learning and play opportunities for all the pupils.”

Please vote for us to win the top prize of £12,000 between 31 October 2016 and 12 November 2016.   There will be voting in Foundry Lane Express, Lyneham Express, Frogwell Express, Calne Express, Pewsham Express, Chippenham metro and Melksham Express.  If you shop online with Tescos please take the paperwork from the delivery to one of the stores to receive a token.