Labour MP Bill Esterson presents Tesco Vouchers for Schools awar

Bill Esterson presents Tesco Vouchers for Schools prizes


Sefton Central MP Bill Esterson was the guest of honour at Formby Tesco when the store presented local schools with goodies as part of the Tesco Vouchers for Schools scheme.
Throughout the year, shoppers in Formby collected thousands of vouchers which they then donated to the schools.
Four Formby schools, Redgate, Freshfield, Trinity St Peter's and Woodlands, were the lucky recipients of school equipment which included everything from paints and canvases to cricket bats, digital cameras, computer software and recycling bins.

Successful schools in the Tesco Vouchers for Schools scheme get to take their pick of goodies from a catalogue containing thousands of pieces of equipment and resources across the curriculum for primary and secondary school students.
Formby Tesco store manager Simon Jones said: "Tesco Vouchers for Schools is a scheme which my team is proud to be part of.

"It gives schools the chance to get their hands on items which they may not otherwise get the chance to get. As a store, we think it is very important to be a really active part of the community of Formby and the Vouchers for Schools scheme is one way we do get involved in the community.
"Thousands of customers have been collecting vouchers to help their local schools get this new equipment showing what can happen when a whole community gets involved.

"I'd like to thank everyone who collected vouchers."

After making the presentations to the schools, Bill Esterson said the scheme was a good way for Tesco to put something back into the community.
Bill said: "Congratulations to all the Formby schools who received equipment as part of the Tesco Vouchers for Schools scheme and congratulations to all the shoppers who collected the tokens on behalf of the schools.

"Our schools need all the help they can get to continue to give our children the first class education they deserve.

"I'd also like to thank Tesco for an excellent scheme which will clearly be a benefit to our community here in Formby."