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St Dunstan’s Bags £4000 from carrier bag charge fund

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We are delighted to announce that we have bagged £4000 from a Tesco funding scheme!

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its ‘Bags of Help’ funding initiative, which sees grants raised from carrier bag sales being awarded to thousands of local community projects every year.

St Dunstan’s are extremely thankful to the local community for voting in store and enabling the school to become the lead recipient of the funding. Work will now begin on bringing the project to life.

The money will be used to build an outdoor seating area at the heart of the school for the enjoyment of its students during recreation times. It is hoped that the area will become a focal point for students, allowing them a chance to relax after all the hard work they’ve completed in lessons. Students within the school will have the opportunity to put forward their suggestions and designs for the site with the student council playing an active role in its development.

Headteacher, Keith Howard said: “As a school we are delighted that with the support of Tesco and our local community, we have the opportunity to transform an area to benefit all students at our school. I would like to thank all those who voted for us within the Glastonbury store which has enabled this exciting project to take place.”

Alec Brown, Tesco’s Head of Community, said:

“Bags of Help has been a fantastic success. We’ve been overwhelmed by the response from our customers. The great thing about Bags of Help is that local people are invited to decide how the money will be spent in their community. We can’t wait to see the projects come to life. Since launching in 2015, Bags of Help has awarded more than £36 million across more than 7,900 local projects."

Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said:

“Bags of Help continues to fund thousands of projects across the UK. We want to ensure that the money raised benefits as many local people in as many different places as possible so we’ve extended the range of groups and projects that we can support."

“The scale and variety of activities supported by Bags of Helps shows what can be achieved when communities are given the support and the encouragement they need to make change happen in their local area.”

Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities. Anyone can nominate a project and organisations can apply online. To find out more visit www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp.

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Aiming high at Vivary Park

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Year 7 students had an exciting and fun-filled day at Vivary Park. Activities included: two different high ropes, a climbing wall and Jacob’s ladder. There was also a point when students – with harnesses on – jumped from the top to fly and land on the ground! All students got involved and it was great to see the year group really gel and work together. Lots of confidence boosting and helping each other as well as egging each other on. A real pleasure to have taken them!

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British Showjumping ‘Just for Schools’

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Congratulations to Lily and her pony Magic for representing St Dunstan’s School today (Sunday 17 September) in the British Showjumping ‘Just for Schools’ individual league held at Kings Sedgemoor Equestrian Centre.

Lily and Magic came home with a 1st in the 80cm League Class, competing against 30 other riders and 2nd in the 90cm League Class.

Well done Lily and Magic, a fantastic result!

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