Resource boost for local schools

A NUMBER of local schools have received a vital boost to their educational resources as part of Woolworth’s ‘Earn and Learn’ program.

Woolworths store managers recently visited schools across the country to personally deliver the educational resources obtained throughout the program, which included sporting, mathematics, arts, science and technology equipment.

Woolworths Hobart City, New Town and Sandy Bay group manager Mark Stanley said it was a privilege to be able to deliver the Earn and Learn educational equipment and resources.

“We know how important and needed it is for schools and early learning centres in the area,” he said.

“Thank you to everyone in the community for your efforts in collecting stickers as part of the program.

“As a result of your contribution, we are delighted to provide schools and early learning centres with a range of popular resources to support the next generation of our local community.”

St Mary’s College was one school to benefit from the program, earning a number of education resources including stationary items, a laminator and electronic pencil sharpener.

The brand new resources were presented to students at an assembly on Friday 2 March.

St Mary’s College kindergarten teacher Meg Kitchen, who was involved in coordinating the school’s involvement in the program, said it was “very generous” of Woolworths to offer the Earn and Learn program.

“It is a way of giving back to the schools and communtiy that support them,” she said.

“We would particularly like to thank Campbell Street Woolworths, who have always been very supportive of our kindergarten classes through our yearly tours of the store.

“Both kindergarten classes were very excited to visit the store and see our collection box filled with stickers from the general community.”

Nationally, Woolworths will be delivering 300,000 pieces of educational equipment to more than 15,000 schools and early learning centres throughout the country, assisting more than three million pupils.

The top five resource categories redeemed in Tasmania were ICT, construction, mathematics, sport and art and craft.

Caption: Clockwise from front left, Woolworths Hobart City (Campbell Street) team members Kirra-Lee Webb, Chantelle Scotney and John Baker present the Earn and Learn program certificate to St Mary’s College prep students Namo Srijan, Amber Richardson and Lucy Midson.

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