Rewards for Schools

ONE lucky Loughborough school is in with the chance of winning £400 worth of prizes after a shopping centre launched a new token reward scheme.

Our Lady’s Convent School, Cobden Primary School and Loughborough CofE Primary School are all in the running after they linked up with Carillon Court for its Rewards For Schools scheme.

Shoppers to Carillon Court who spend £10 or more in participating stores will be given a token which they will then be able to drop into one of three boxes corresponding to the school they wish to vote for.

The boxes will be located outside Claire’s and the participating stores are H Samuel, Boots, W H Smith, Vision Express, Thorntons, Shaake, The Fragrance Shop and Ministry of Design.

Baljit Kooner, Carillon Court Manager, said: “We wanted to give one of the schools in our town a boost for 2014 and so we came up with a £400 prize fund and our new Rewards For Schools scheme.

“Carillon Court is at the heart of Loughborough’s community and we welcome many families with school age children through our doors.  While doing their regular shopping with us, they will also have the chance to vote for the school which they would like to win the prizes.”

Mike Stevens, Cobden Primary Headteacher, said: “We are delighted to be invited to be a part of the Rewards For Schools initiative. This will be a really great way to boost resources for the school and get parents involved.

“We hope that all our parents will get behind this and support the Carillion Court traders and the school at the same time. We should all benefit a great deal!”

Mike’s delight was echoed by Patricia Hawley, Headteacher of Our Lady’s Convent School. She said: “Our school is delighted to be linking up with Carillon Court for the Rewards for Schools scheme.

“Many of the families linked to our school visit the shopping centre and so it is great they will have the opportunity to add their tokens to our box.

“The substantial prizes on offer would be a welcome bonus and would be very gratefully received by Our Lady’s Convent School.”

Wendy Wakefield, Headteacher of Loughborough CofE School, also added: “We are really pleased to be part of Rewards for Schools and we look forward to the support of the people of Loughborough.”