Project at campus on short-list

A school in Ashington is bidding to win a massive cash boost from Tesco Bags of Help.

Sunday, 30th October 2016, 7:50 am
Updated Monday, 31st October 2016, 8:42 am
James Knott Campus Head Boy Ashden and Head Girl Emily with the plan for the project at the space the school hopes to transform.

The supermarket has teamed up with Groundwork for the initiative, which sees grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – awarded to green projects.

Three groups in each of Tesco’s 416 regions have been short-listed and the James Knott Campus for ages three to 11, part of the Northumberland Church of England Academy, was one of those selected.

Its Making Outdoors Matter project includes creating wildflower areas and spaces to grow food and plants.

Customers can vote for it each time they shop at the Tesco store in Amble between October 31 and November 13.

Andrew Day, the academy’s executive director, said: “Enabling our young people to grow things and learn what it takes to produce food is vital to their understanding of healthy lives.”