Ysgol Talhaiarn recently celebrated winning a £4,000 grant from the Tesco Bags of Help scheme after an in store vote in the Abergele store.

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Bags of Help is Tesco’s exciting local community grant scheme  where the money raised by the sale of carrier bags is being used to fund thousands of local projects in communities right across the UK.  Projects that bring benefit to their community will get the green light – these range from improving community buildings and outdoor spaces to buying new equipment, training coaches or volunteers and hosting community events.

Administration of the local funding is managed by the community charity, Groundwork, which specialises in transforming communities and the local environment for the better.

The school have ambitious plans to transform their outdoor space. They will create an outdoor stage where pupils can carry out creative play and drama, a shade will provide cover for audiences and pupils.

The surface around the play area will be revamped and repainted making a more stimulating environment.  In addition the school will develop a mud kitchen and build a shelter allowing all-weather use. A kitchen herb garden will also encourage pupils and visitors to use herbs in cooking in school and home.

 The school received the top number of votes from shoppers at the Abergele store to receive the £4000 grant.  The Head said “The children and staff are over the moon at winning this grant, for us it’s like winning £40,000”

To celebrate the win, Local MP David Jones joined the staff and pupils for the cheque presentation along with Tesco Abergele store Community Champion, Jan Williams.