Shoppers votes could help Reedham Primary School get a new library area

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Reedham Primary School is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to local community projects.

Shoppers head to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.

Reedham Primary School is on the shortlist. They are looking to completely redevelop their library area in school, making it a more comfortable and inviting place to relax and read in.

Headteacher Chris Edwards said: “As we are a very small rural primary school and in light of recent government cuts, we simply do not have enough money to redevelop our existing library area. We have been trying to raise money through our PFA and search out grants to help us but unfortunately these are harder to secure in times of austerity.

“If we were lucky enough to secure the most votes, then the transformation would be incredible, helping us to start improving the stock and quality of the reading books the children use as well.”

Olivia Brzeczek, head of the School Council and school librarian added, “I would love for our library to be more colourful and welcoming. We do our best to make it a nice area by putting up displays but we all know it looks really tired now. Hopefully people will get out and vote for us as it will make an enormous difference to our school.”

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Voting is open in stores throughout May and June.