Tesco supermarket staff help Pilgrim hospital school in Sleaford

Tesco staff busy brightening up the outdoor area for patients and staff at the Pilgrim School in Sleaford. EMN-160726-002413001
Tesco staff busy brightening up the outdoor area for patients and staff at the Pilgrim School in Sleaford. EMN-160726-002413001

Tesco staff have been doing their bit for the community helping cheer up children attending a hospital school.

Tesco staff have been doing their bit for the community helping cheer up children attending a hospital school.

The Sleaford supermarket team dedicated spare time to cheering up the youngsters attending the Pilgrim School, on Kesteven Street in Sleaford, by revamping their garden area.

The children are medically unable to attend mainstream schools or are referred due to mental health issues.

Store manager Stephen Craig said they were keen to get fully involved in the community and help with other projects.

Some of the materials have been acquired through the store’s community budget and other local businesses offered materials such as Argos, Jewson and Homebase.

Mr Craig said: “We asked the children what they would like and they asked for somewhere to plant their own seeds, so we have made planters.” On the back of the planters they have built a goal for the children to have a kick about too, with a sign created by the pupils.

Headteacher Steve Barnes said: “We are really grateful to Tesco for investing in the school. We could not have done it ourselves. Many of the children need somewhere safe and calming to limit anxiety.”