At a presentation event at Tesco’s store in Irlam, teachers and children from four primary schools in Irlam and Cadishead met Barbara Keeley MP and store manager Ian Brougham and his team. Tesco gave a presentation about their work in the local community and the pupils also took part in a treasure hunt.
The schools had earned equipment such as PCs by collecting vouchers as part of the Tesco for Schools & Clubs voucher scheme. The scheme gives UK schools and clubs a variety of useful items to choose from in exchange for vouchers earned with shopping bought at Tesco.
“It was great to meet the children and teachers from primary schools in Irlam and Cadishead. I know that teachers value the extra equipment they can get for their classes under this scheme.
I thanked Tesco in Irlam for donating a printer to each of the schools as well as the equipment gained under the voucher scheme. I also gave Ian and his team at the store special thanks for their generous response to the local community following the terrible gas explosion in Irlam last November.”
“I believe that a commitment to the local community is a valuable part of the role of businesses both large and small. I am always glad when I see community commitment in action, as Tesco are doing at their stores in Irlam and Walkden.”
Barbara with Tesco Irlam store manager Ian Brougham (far left), teachers and pupils from Cadishead Primary School, Irlam Primary School, St Mary's C Of E Primary School, St Teresa's RC Primary School and Tesco staff members.