Schools appeal for votes

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3 Nov 2016 - 11:03

Three primary schools in Argyll and Bute are urging members of the public to vote for them in a competition which will see the winning school receiving the top prize of £12,000.

Lochgoilhead Primary School, and Parklands and St Joseph's primaries in Helensburgh, have all been shortlisted as finalists in the Tesco Bags of Help initiative and will each receive a grant of either £8,000, £10,000 or £12,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.

All three schools plan to use the money to develop their outdoor areas, with Lochgoilhead planning to create an outdoor classroom; Parklands Primary hoping to provide a variety of sensory outdoor equipment for pupils; and St Joseph’s planning to give their playground a make-over with outdoor seating, a netball court, posts and planters.

The amount which each school will receive depends on how many votes they get from Tesco shoppers. Members of the public can vote for each of the schools in Tesco stores local to the schools. Voting ends on Sunday 13th November.

The scheme is being run by Tesco in partnership with Groundwork - a charity which aims to bring communities and the environment together.