Brand new gym kit to keep kids fit at Spalding school

Youngsters at Monkshouse Primary School, Spalding, enjoy their new outdoor gym.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG181116-124TW.  ANL-161118-215454009.
Youngsters at Monkshouse Primary School, Spalding, enjoy their new outdoor gym. Photo by Tim Wilson. SG181116-124TW. ANL-161118-215454009.

Youngsters at Monkshouse Primary School in Spalding have no excuse for being unfit after an £8,000 helping hand from Tesco.

The school collected £8,000 for its project to provide pupils with outdoor gym equipment from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

Money raised from shoppers buying plastic bags funded the school’s improved play area, with Tesco making grants available to charities and community groups ranging from £8,000 to £12,000.

Head teacher Sue Goodsell said: “We were given an £8,000 grant from the Tesco Bags of Help scheme to fund the gym and the school supplemented the grant with some of its own funds.

“It is linked to the drive to improve children’s fitness levels and they are very excited about using the gym.

“For us, it will increase the opportunities we can offer the pupils in lessons, at lunch and after school.

The children are very excited about using the gym and, for us, it will increase the opportunities we can offer the pupils in lessons, at lunch and after school

Sue Goodsell, head teacher, Monkshouse Primary School, Spalding

George Gordon, UK and Ireland Communications Director at Tesco, said: “The money raised from our customers buying bags is making a big difference to local communities across the country.

“Thanks to Bags of Help, nearly £12 million has been spent so far on local environmental improvement projects like parks, sports facilities, school playgrounds and community gardens.

“All these projects have all been chosen by our customers and, going forward, we will help customers do even more for their communities by bringing together more projects for them to vote on every month.”