PUPILS from Knowsley Junior School in Springhead are hoping shoppers at Tesco can help make their dreams of developing an outdoor learning area come true.
The youngsters spent time in the superstore at Greenfield telling customers about the forest school’s plans for an outdoor classroom area, a wildlife pond and a sustainable garden.
Shoppers can support the idea by putting a blue token collected at check-out into the box by the main entrance.
Two other projects – Saddleworth Outdoor Pursuit Association and StopSO Survivors Greenfield – are also vying for the cash awards from Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme.
Saddleworth Outdoor Pursuit Association wants to use the cash boost to improve and maintain their centre in Greenfield to a high standard for use by community and other groups.
And StopSO, based in Ashton-under-Lyne, is a charity offering 1-2-1 therapy in the community to anyone who has been affected by sexual abuse.
Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative, run in partnership with environmental charity Groundwork, will award £4,000 to the project which receives the most blue tokens, then £2,000 and £1,000. Voting is open until the end of June at Tesco stores in Greenfield and Shaw.
In the last round of funding, Saddleworth RDA bagged £4,000, £2,000 went to Saddleworth Sports Youth and Community Association and £1,000 to Incredible Futures Oldham Ltd.