‘School needs a playground not a mud bath’

Tudor Primary School are fundraising to sort out the 'mud patches' at their school

Pictured: Pupils Alfie Bond, Abi Tonkins, Ella Sanford and Deputy Head Teacher Emma Ince ANL-160223-162349009

Tudor Primary School are fundraising to sort out the 'mud patches' at their school Pictured: Pupils Alfie Bond, Abi Tonkins, Ella Sanford and Deputy Head Teacher Emma Ince ANL-160223-162349009

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A primary school in Sudbury is hoping to replace its mud bath outdoor area with a proper playground through a supermarket scheme.

The school council at Tudor Primary School have been keen to buy the school some new play equipment and have been busy raising funds.

But the plans are held back by the muddy patch of ground where the children play.

Deputy headteacher Emma Ince successfully applied for funding from a new scheme being run by Tesco to help lay an all-weather surface, but the level of funding the school receives is up to the customers.

“I applied for a grant for this resurfacing project in December,” said Mrs Ince.

“But now I need your help to determine the level of funding that we receive.

“When you shop in Tesco stores in our region, you will be given a token to put into one of three local projects. The children and I are hoping that you will select ours.

“We are guaranteed to receive the lowest level of funding of £8,000 but of course would like to aim for £12,000.

“Please tell everyone that you know about our bid so that they can support us.”

Bags of help is Tesco’s local grant scheme where money raised from the Government’s 5p bag charge is being used to fund projects to create or improve green spaces.

The projects receive a grant of £8,000, £10,000 or £12,000.

The customer vote decides the size of the grant the projects in each region will receive. Voting is open until March 6.

Also vying for the top grant is Clare Castle Country Park, where it is hoped the restoration of the moat will open up historic views of the park and improve wildlife habitats.

The third project is the Haverhill Eastern Avenue Growing Together scheme.