Littletown Primary Academy needs your vote to scoop grant

PUBLISHED: 17:30 03 October 2016 | UPDATED: 09:18 07 October 2016

Littletown pupils need your vote to win a grant of up to £12,000.

Littletown pupils need your vote to win a grant of up to £12,000.


Youngsters at Littletown Primary Academy are calling for the community to vote for them to win a grant of up to £12,000 from Tesco.

The school, which has been shortlisted in a regional final with Honiton’s Thelma Hulbert Gallery, is set to scoop a grant of £8,000, £10,000 or £12,000 depending on where it finishes after a public vote by Tesco customers.

Becky Jackson, nursery teacher at Littletown Primary Academy, said: “The school applied for the grant with a project that would see the nursery outside area completely made over to provide a creative and inspiring outside space that could be used and enjoyed in all weathers.”

The money is raised through Tesco’s ‘Bags of Help’ initiative, which sees cash from the 5p bag charge go back into the community.

Helen Whitehead, headteacher at Littletown Primary Academy, said: “This grant will make a huge difference to the children in our nursery for many years to come.

“Our nursery outside area is in great need of a complete makeover in order to provide the children with rich learning and play opportunities.

“The governors and staff have worked really hard to apply for the grant.

“We were thrilled when we heard we had made it down to the final three for our region.”

Possible elements include a climbing tower with safety flooring, which incorporates a racing track for the children to use with bikes and scooters, a cascading water tray, a gardening area, an area for role-play and a seating area for reading.

The public will be able to vote for their favourite project in local Tesco stores from Monday, October 31, to Sunday, November 13.

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