School pupils are bidding for first place in a Tesco campaign vote to fund an outdoor play and learn area.

Pupils at Stourport's St Bartholomew’s CofE Primary School hope to secure the top spot in the Tesco Stronger Starts initiative.

The school intends to use the funds to purchase a double-sided water channeling wall and a boomwhacker music frame to enhance the outdoor learning experience for their pre-school nursery and reception class pupils.



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The school's headteacher, Ian James, said: "The equipment will give our pupils the chance to explore, experiment and discover about water flow and how sound is made.

"It will enable them to play and learn collaboratively, to share, work as teams and lead."

Voting for the project is currently open in Tesco stores throughout Wyre Forest, with customers able to pledge their support via blue tokens given with each purchase, until Sunday, March 31.

Mr James added: "We were thrilled to hear our application to go to the voting stage had been accepted by Tesco and hope customers will support our project."

The school is set to receive a minimum of £500 but could potentially win up to £1,500 with a first place finish.

Tesco's £5 million Stronger Starts grant programme assists schools and children's groups in providing nutritious meals and healthy activities to support young people's physical and mental health.