Wargrave CE Primary School were celebrating the announcement that it has bagged first prize from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme.
Bags of Help is run in partnership with environmental charity Groundwork, and sees grants raised from the sale of carrier bags awarded to thousands of local community projects every year.
Millions of shoppers have voted in Tesco stores up and down the country and it was revealed that Wargrave CE Primary School has been awarded £1,886.
Work will now begin on bringing the project to life.
The Newton-le-Willows school is now able to proceed with its new project ‘Wargrave Community Growing Together’ which will see a polytunnel set up to enable the children to grow their own fruit and vegetables, to learn about the nutrients in each item, cook and taste them.
Wargrave Primary School intend to also grow flowers and then sell both vegetables and flowers to the community.
Lynn Dove, school business manager, said: “We are very excited and proud to be the winners of this fantastic scheme which will give our children the opportunity to grow vegetables and plants from seed in a fabulous new polytunnel. Thanks to everyone who voted for us.”
Groundwork’s national chief executive, Graham Duxbury, said: “We are pleased to be able to be a part of the journey and provide support and encouragement to help local communities thrive.”