queensgatesainsburysactivekidsequipmentPupils and teachers in East Cowes are celebrating after receiving this year’s Sainsbury’s Active Kids equipment.

Tanya Blake and Bianca Johnston from Sainsbury’s attended Queensgate Foundation Primary School to present the new equipment after the school collected some 10,551 vouchers. The Sainsbury’s colleagues presented the school with a bundle including cricket sets, discus, bean bags, skipping ropes, tennis balls and a volleyball net.

Queensgate has been registered to the Active Kids scheme since 2005.

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Headteacher Samantha Sillito said:

“Customers at Sainsbury’s Newport & West Cowes have been really supportive this year and it’s great to be a top collecting organisation.

“The scheme has helped us teach the benefits of a healthier more active lifestyle to hundreds of children over the last few years and we’re really looking forward to getting to use the new equipment as part of our PE curriculum and competitive sport programme”.

Over 43,000 schools, clubs and groups are signed up to benefit from Sainsbury’s Active Kids. This year alone, the scheme has delivered over £11 million worth of equipment and experiences to schools, clubs and organisations. Meanwhile, £160 million worth of equipment and experiences have been donated to schools, groups and clubs across the UK since it launched in 2005.

Photographed L-R: Year 6 Students Zoe Lacey, Charlie Shilson–Marsek, Jessica Heng, Bradley Morris and Kimberley Whiten with Tanya Blake, Mr P Giles, Samantha Sillito and Bianca Johnston

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