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Tesco staff help out at local Forest School

Posted on Thursday 1st June 2017 at 8:55 pm by SH (Editor)

Photo of Jenny Ratcliffe with Dawn Richards.

Staff from the Tesco Extra store in Bradley Stoke have been helping a local school maintain and improve an area of woodland that is used for Forest School lessons.

As part of its community outreach programme, the store has provided materials to construct a privacy screen around parts of the woodland within the grounds of Little Stoke Primary School. Store staff have also visited the school on a number of occasions to help install the screening along sections of the school’s perimeter fence, helping create a safer environment in which children can wander off under the trees, pursuing whatever makes them curious.

Jenny Ratcliffe, Forest School leader at the school, said:

“We greatly value the support that Tesco has given us in establishing and maintaining our woodland area that we use for Forest School. Every child in the school benefits from the improvements that have been made and we would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to Dawn Richards and her team of Tesco staff, who not only donated fencing, but have also come and done some manual labour for us!”

Forest School has been taking place at Little Stoke Primary for the past two years. It is now deeply embedded in school life and each child goes out for a morning or afternoon session for two terms each year. Since starting the project, the school has worked hard to develop the site, encourage wildlife and sustain its use throughout the year.

Little Stoke Primary School is currently applying for a Forest School accreditation, which would recognise the highly effective quality of the sessions that take place for pupils every week.

Parents provide great support for the school in its child-centred approach to Forest School and recognise that these sessions compliment other activities that take place in school throughout the week.

“Our pupils love to go outside, whatever the weather, and learn new things about nature, themselves and their peers,” says Jenny.

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Ratcliffe Drive Tesco Express store closes for redevelopment

Posted on Sunday 23rd August 2015 at 7:50 pm by SH (Editor)

The Tesco Express store in Ratcliffe Drive, Stoke Gifford has closed temporarily.

The Tesco Express store in Ratcliffe Drive, Stoke Gifford has temporarily closed today (23rd August) for a period of around six months, to allow redevelopment of the site.

According to plans approved by South Gloucestershire Council, the existing Tesco store will be increased in size by around 16% (adding 52sqm of floorspace ) and a new 106sqm retail unit will be added.

Customers of the Tesco store have been told that it is likely to re-open in the first or second week of February 2016.

An earlier planning application that would have also incorporated five residential flats (on a second storey) was withdrawn after officers advised that the lack of additional parking provision for the residential element was not compliant with the council’s updated parking policy.

A Tesco spokesperson said:

“We can confirm that our Stoke Gifford Express store is being temporarily closed for a few months to enable redevelopment work that will substantially improve our offer for customers. This includes creating more parking spaces, introducing a ‘Click & Collect’ facility and a new ATM.”

“All affected colleagues have been consulted on the changes and provided with  temporary roles in other stores. Customers will continue to be able to shop at our nearby stores but we apologise for any short-term disruption this may cause.”

“We look forward to bringing forward an even better offer for our customers soon.”

It is not known which business will occupy the additional retail unit once it is completed.

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