Springboard cash from Tesco to be used for digital diaries

PUBLISHED: 17:00 14 August 2018

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A Clevedon children’s charity has been given thousands of pounds to introduce new digital learning diaries.

Springboard Opportunity Group, which has a centre in Princes Road, has earned £5,200 through the Tesco Bags Of Help community grant scheme.

The charity, which supports children with additional needs from birth to five years old and their families, was chosen by shoppers at Clevedon’s Tesco store, who were given a voting token every time they use a checkout earlier this year.

The donation will be used to transfer children’s paper diaries onto tablets which will be introduced at Springboard’s sites across North Somerset.

Liz Smith, Springboard’s business manager, said: “Children’s learning diaries, currently in paper form, are a unique record of their time at Springboard.

“Tesco’s Bags Of Help is giving us the exciting opportunity to change online diaries.

“Instant observations will be created and uploaded using photos, videos and comments from the Springboard playroom teams.

“Parents and other family members will be able to securely access and contribute to their child’s diary at any time.

“We are grateful both to Tesco and to all the local shoppers who voted for us.”

Bags Of Help is run in partnership with environmental charity Groundwork, which donates money from the plastic bag levy to organisations across the country.

Since its launch three years ago, it has given out £56million to more than 16,000 organisations.

Groundwork’s Graham Duxbury, said: “Bags Of Help continues to enable local communities up and down Britain to improve the local spaces and places that matter to them.”

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