Olympic rower Tom Ransley presents Banbury school with generous contribution as part of Aldi’s Kit for Schools initiative
School to put donation towards the construction of a Daily Mile Track.
Pupils and staff at Hill View Primary School are celebrating after winning £20,000 through Aldi’s Kit for Schools scheme to develop their impressive sports facilities.
To enter the competition, primary schools across the country are challenged to collect Team GB stickers by shopping at their local Aldi stores and use them to fill a special Kit for Schools poster. For every poster they fill, pupils win a sports kit for their school, which includes relay batons, bean bags and balls, as well as entry into the draw to win one of the twenty £20,000 prizes.
Pupils, staff and parents at Hill View Primary School rose to the challenge, showing great teamwork and determination to fill an impressive five posters – collecting 1,500 stickers! As well as winning a wide range of sports equipment, the school community saw their hard work rewarded when they were also announced as one of the lucky winners of the big cash prize.
To surprise the pupils with the news of their exciting win, Olympic rower Tom Ransley visited the school for a special Celebration Ceremony where he congratulated them all on their hard work. The gold and bronze medallist also took the time to speak to the children about his inspirational journey through sport and how important it is to lead a healthy, active life.
The school is set to put their prize money towards building an on-site Daily Mile Track, adding to the already excellent sports facilities on offer and strengthening the school’s sports legacy. This new feature will give pupils the opportunity to take part in daily physical activity and allow them to experience the benefits of regular exercise in a fun and collective way.
In the meantime, pupils at the school are currently gearing up to take part in Challenge 2020 – an exciting, new initiative by United Learning, the national group of schools of which Hill View Primary School is a part, which encourages students to get moving in the lead up to the Tokyo Games. Inspiring pupils to try new things and supporting them as they step out of their comfort zone is all part of delivering an Education with Character at the academy.
Pupils Jogith, Chloe and Ruby said:
“We were shocked to find out that we had won £20,000 from Aldi. We are looking forward to spending it on a new Daily Mile track. Doing more exercise will help us get fitter and ready to learn.”
Claire Ferens, Headteacher at Hill View Primary School, said:
“All of us at Hill View Primary School are very excited to have won this competition and are grateful to everyone involved in the Aldi Kit for Schools initiative for their support. As well as striving to provide our pupils with the very best in terms of teaching and learning, we are committed to giving them every opportunity to develop into healthy, happy and active young people. We’re looking forward to using this prize money to build on this commitment and improve our fantastic sports facilities even further.”