Tesco Bags of Help Grant

We are proud to announce that we have COMPLETED the outdoor classroom in September 2017! Here are some photos of it! Thank you very much for your support and help!
£11,600 (outdoor classroom structure) + £1,979.98 (children’s gardening area) = Total cost of £13,597.98.-

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  • The campaign poster

    Help us secure a £12,000 Tesco Grant

    We are SO pleased to announce that we now have the support from Tesco Bags of Help to realise the outdoor classroom and landscaping of Phase 2 of our Playground Project!

    “We hope that the local community will feel able to support our project and vote for us
    an enhanced grant would really make a positive difference to our pupils’ school experience.”
    – Headteacher Mr. Hughes.

  • Result?

    (annouced on the 16th of March 2016)

Thank you so much for everyone’s support, we have come first and will receive £12,000 of Tesco Grant!  


  • Publicity?

16th March – Result’s in!
27th Feb – The token boxes in Tesco.
27th Feb – Bags of Help
26th Feb – an article on newspaper School funding is ‘in the bag’.

  • When?

Please support us by voting at our local Tescos between Saturday the 27th of Feb and Sunday the 6th of March!

  • How?

Tesco shoppers will be given a token with every transaction and encouraged to vote for the project they would like to see receive funding.  Online customers can take their Customer Deliver Note into store and show this to a colleague in order to be given a voting token.

  • Where?

The stores which are hosting the vote for our Playground Project are:

  1. Bexhill Ravenside Tesco Superstore
  2. Bexhill Tesco Express store
  3. Bexhill-on-sea Tesco Express store
  4. Battle Tesco Express store


  •  The plan for the money?

We will use this money to build an outdoor classroom with UV protection which can be used both as an innovative teaching space and also as effective shelter for the children from all weathers.  An enhanced grant would enable us to landscape access to and from the new outdoor classroom in a way that would make all-year use practical and safe. And it would allow us to develop a planting project with the pupils which would both maximise the appeal of the outside space and improve children’s learning about the natural world.

Draft plan for the new outdoor classroom.

Draft plan for the new outdoor classroom.


Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative in hundreds of regions across England and Wales. The scheme will see three community groups and projects in each of these regions awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.

Bags of Help offers community groups and projects in each of Tesco’s 390 regions across the UK a share of revenue generated from the five pence charge levied on single-use carrier bags. The public will now vote in store from 27 February until 6 March on who should receive the £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 awards.