school's sensory room project seeks your help
project to develop a sensory room and courtyard sensory garden at
Burnham-On-Sea's St Andrews School could be in line to win
a massive cash boost from Tesco's Bags of Help initiative.
ongoing community funding scheme sees grants of £4,000, £2,000
and £1,000 raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores
- awarded to local community projects.
Andrews Junior School in Burnham is one of the latest groups
on the shortlist. Its project is the development of a new sensory
room and courtyard sensory garden to help support the needs of children
with Special Educational Needs.
groups in every Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the
cash award and shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco's
store in Burnham to vote for who they think should take away the
exciting project will benefit all the children of St Andrews
but specifically those children in our school with visual impairment
and social-emotional needs," says Ali Pook, Headteacher.
have completed some of the work ourselves, but this fuding will
allow us to complete the project for this school year."
is open in all Tesco stores throughout September and October - customers
cast their votes using a token given at the check-out in store each
time they shop.
Brown, Head of Community at Tesco, said: "We are absolutely
delighted to open the voting for September and October. There are
some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we cant wait
to see these come to life in hundreds of communities."
is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local
projects that bring benefits to communities. Anyone can nominate
a project and organisations can apply online. To find out more visit
Some of the great work already started on the school's sensory room.
Pat Tutton on the left is a graffiti artist from Bristol who volunteered
his time to create fanastic 3D art in the new sensory room