Smartie pants youngsters have been given 200 tubes of sweets as part of a school reading campaign.
The pupils at Cobblers Lane Primary School visited Tesco in Pontefract to learn about the store’s Farm to Fork project, a national scheme aimed at encouraging youngsters to learn more about where their food comes from.
While at Tesco, the children spoke to staff about their ‘Reading makes you smart(ies) at Cobblers Lane’ project, involving filling up Smarties tubes with 20p pieces to put towards buying new school books. Tesco then agreed to donate 200 tubes of the sweets to the project.
The children also took part in an Easter egg decorating competition at the end of term. Jane Allison, Farm to Fork trail guide at Tesco, said: “The Farm to Fork trail guide at Tesco Stores is designed to be part of the school curriculum and is funded by Tesco and the government.
“It encourages children to learn how their food gets from farm to fork and to encourage healthy eating by means of hands on fun and activities when they visit our store.
“The feedback from the visiting schools has been very positive and the children and teachers have thoroughly enjoyed it. So far we have had more than 180 children visit our store from local primary schools and recently we had a visit from Cobblers Lane school.
“It turns out they also have their own project to raise funds for new reading material by filling Smartie tubes with 20p pieces. Unfortunately they were struggling to obtain the tubes so we agreed to donate 200 tubes of Smarties for their project.”