Springboard earns Tesco cash to update learning diaries

PUBLISHED: 16:09 14 August 2018 | UPDATED: 16:09 14 August 2018

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A children’s charity will buy tablets to update learning diaries after winning a donation worth thousands of pounds .

Springboard Opportunity Group, which has a base at Ashcombe Children’s Centre, has earned £5,200 through the Tesco Bags Of Help community grant scheme.

The Weston charity, which supports children with additional needs from birth to five years old and their families, was chosen by shoppers at Tesco stores in Weston throughout May and June, who were given a voting token every time they used a checkout.

The donation will be used to transfer children’s paper diaries onto tablets which will be introduced at Springboard’s sites across North Somerset.

Liz Smith, Springboard business manager, said: “Children’s learning diaries, currently in paper form, are a unique record of their time at Springboard.

“Tesco’s Bags Of Help is giving us the exciting opportunity to change online diaries.

“Instant observations will created and uploaded using photos, videos and comments from the Springboard playroom teams.

“Parents and other family members will be able to securely access and contribute to their child’s diary at any time.

“We are grateful both to Tesco and to all the local shoppers who voted for us.”

Bags Of Help is run in partnership with environmental charity Groundwork, and sees millions of pounds raised from the plastic carrier bag levy given to organisations across the country.

Since the scheme’s launch three years ago, it has donated more than £56million to more than 16,000 community projects nationwide.

Groundwork’s national chief executive, Graham Duxbury, said: “Bags Of Help continues to enable local communities up and down Britain to improve the spaces and places which matter to them.

“The diversity of projects being funded shows communities have a passion to create something great in their area.

“We are pleased to be able to be a part of the journey and provide support and encouragement to help communities thrive.”

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