Tesco gives bags of cash to Exmouth schools

PUBLISHED: 12:30 05 June 2016

Brixington Primary Academy headteacher Martin O'Mahony, teacher Gary Nixon and students from the school are pictured receiving a cheque for £12,000 from Lisa Atherton and Sue Brown from the main Exmouth Tesco store from their Bags of Help scheme. Ref exe 21-16SH 6082. Picture: Simon Horn.

Brixington Primary Academy headteacher Martin O'Mahony, teacher Gary Nixon and students from the school are pictured receiving a cheque for £12,000 from Lisa Atherton and Sue Brown from the main Exmouth Tesco store from their Bags of Help scheme. Ref exe 21-16SH 6082. Picture: Simon Horn.

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Funds raised by Tesco supermarket customers buying carrier bags have boosted pupil learning at a trio of schools.

In the latest round of Bags for Help - a local grant scheme where money raised from the Government’s 5p bag charge is used to fund local projects to create or improve green spaces in communities across the UK - Brixington Primary Academy received £12,000 for a derelict pond make-over, Exeter Road Primary School had £8,000 for an outdoor reading area and Woodbury Salterton Primary School £10,000 for renovating a school garden.

The cash was awarded after Tesco Exmouth asked customers to choose a school for a grant.

A spokeswoman for Tesco said: “Every customer over a two-week period was given a plastic chip and they then voted which school they would like to get the money.”

Apply for a grant for your organisation by June 3 at www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp

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