Schools celebrate boost from Tesco voucher scheme

Graham Allen Tesco equipment presentation
Graham Allen Tesco equipment presentation

CHILDREN at schools in Bulwell are ready to take advantage of new equipment presented as part of the long-running Tesco voucher-collection scheme.

The initiative entails customers collecting tokens for shopping with Tesco, which has superstores in Bulwell and Hucknall.

The vouchers are handed to schools, who exchange them for items ranging from new computers to sports equipment.

Now Bulwell’s Labour MP, Graham Allen, has been given the enjoyable task of handing over items to Crabtree Farm Primary, Rufford Infant and Nursery, Cantrell Primary and Rufford Junior Schools in the town.

Mr Allen said: “It is fantastic to see Bulwell schools gain important equipment that will see children using better learning resources.”

The presentations were made at the Bulwell Tesco store on Jennison Street and at the firm’s Tesco Extra store in Top Valley.

Mr Allen added: “I feel a great sense of satisfaction when I see schemes between local businesses and our schools succeed.”

Since 1992, through its voucher-collection initiative, Tesco has provided UK schools with more than four million pieces of equipment worth a total of £170 million.

Last year, 46 schools and clubs in Nottingham North, including Bulwell, collected a total of 400,708 vouchers.

OUR PHOTO shows Mr Allen (left) with Coun Nick McDonald (Lab), a Bulwell member of Nottingham City Council (second from left), alongside Crabtree Farm Primary’s head of governors, Terry Franklin, and the school’s head boy Adam Fletcher and head girl Terri Franklin.