A Sheffield primary school is set to receive thousands of pounds to give one of its playgrounds a makeover.
Woodseats Primary School has been shortlisted for the Tesco Bags of Help scheme, a community fund created using profits of the supermarket chains’ 5p bag charge.
The school, on Chesterfield Road, is now relying on local votes to help it win the main prize, of £12,000.
“We want to create a wonderful play space in our Nursery and Infant yard,” said school spokesman Helen Morris.
“We are very excited to have been nominated and we really hope the fabulous community of Woodseats will get behind us and vote by depositing a token in our favour, when they shop in a local participating store.”
The school’s playground project is one of three local projects up for the main cash prize. The project that receives the second highest number of votes will be awarded £10,000 and the third placed project £8,000.
“It’s exciting to know we’ll definitely be receiving some funds, the children are all very excited,” added Helen.
“We want to provide lots of opportunity for physical play - running, climbing, jumping, balancing, hiding, crawling and digging. We would like to include a mixture of natural materials and surfacing, such as artificial grass and wooden decking, and posts, where children can create tents and dens by adding netting and canvas.
“We want our children to explore the natural world, and the plants and creatures we share our spaces with. We’d love to build a tepee for imaginative play and storytelling and an enormous sandpit, plus a nature table, mini beast garden and a raised sleeper planting bed where children can plant seeds.”
Voting will run from October 31 to November 13 at participating Sheffield stores: Broadfield Road Express, Abbeydale Superstore, Fulwood Express, Totley Express, Birley Road Express, Broomhill Express, Sharrow Lane Express and Ecclesall Metro.