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L-R - Back: Bianca Johnston (Sainsbury's), Julie King (Cowes Primary) and Tanya Blake (Sainsbury's). Front: Blossom, Sumaiya, Harrison and Daniel

Pupils and teachers from Cowes Primary School are celebrating after receiving their new equipment from the Sainsbury’s Active Kids programme.

Colleagues from Sainsbury’s Newport and Sainsbury’s West Cowes have recently visited the school to present the new equipment from the 2016 voucher collection scheme.

Cowes Primary School has been registered to the Sainsbury’s Active Kids scheme since it first began 11 years ago and this year redeemed vouchers for new netting that can be used for various games, plus rackets and many other PE items.

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Sainsbury’s customers collected vouchers in store between January and May, earning 1 voucher for every £10 spent in supermarkets and online and 1 for every £5 spent in convenience stores. The vouchers are redeemed by local schools, groups and clubs in exchange for a variety of equipment and experiences.

Almost 48,000 organisations are now registered and over £170 million worth of equipment and experiences have been donated since the launch of Sainsbury’s Active Kids in 2005.

Julie King Head of PE at Cowes Primary School said:

“Customers at Sainsbury’s Newport & West Cowes Store have been really supportive this year and it’s great that we’ve received so many vouchers.

“The scheme has helped us teach the benefits of a healthier more active lifestyle to hundreds of children over the past few years and we’re really looking forward to using the new equipment”.

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Bianca Johnson, PR Ambassador at Sainsbury’s West Cowes has said:

“We really enjoyed spending time at West Cowes Primary School and it was great to see how the new equipment is going to benefit all of the children.

“Over the past 11 years our customers have played a massive part in ensuring we continue to encourage all children, regardless of ability, to lead healthier, more active lifestyles”.

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