Newlands Spring wins £1000 from The Meadows Shop for Schools competition

Three lucky schools have been announced as the winners of The Meadows Shop for Schools competition, who will each win a share of the £1750 prize fund.

Over the last three months, shoppers at The Meadows have been spending in the centre to gain tokens to vote for their school as part of the Shop for Schools campaign.  Every time shoppers spent £10 or more in the centre, they were given a token to use to vote.

Throughout the campaign, which started in March, there were almost 1000 votes cast for the 20 infant and junior schools wanting to receive a place in the top three money winning places.

Centre manager Sue Patel says

“Thanks to all our customers who used their tokens to vote throughout the competition. We made the winning prize our largest ever yet to reward our local Chelmsford schools, and their parents who shop at The Meadows.”

Newlands Spring came in first place, winning £1000 for their school. Just missing out on the top spot was Thriftwood School, taking home £500, and Mildmay Infants came in third place receiving £250 to spend on school equipment.

Head of School from Newlands Spring says

“The staff and children of Newlands Spring would like to thank all the parents and supporters of the school who ‘Shopped for Schools’ – we are thrilled to have come first. We are planning to put the money towards new artefacts and resources to make our learning more ‘hands-on’. We would also like to thank The Meadows for running the competition.”

The final school leaderboard is as follows:

  1. Newland Springs
  2. Thriftwood School
  3. Mildmay Infant & Nursery School
  4. Moulsham Infant School
  5. The Bishop’s CofE & RC Primary School
  6. Baddow Hall Junior School
  7. Writtle Junior School
  8. Moulsham Junior School
  9. Perryfields Infant School
  10. Boreham Primary School
  11. Meadgate Primary School
  12. The Tyrrells Primary School
  13. Writtle Infants School
  14. Broomfield Primary School
  15. Maltese Road Primary School
  16. Springfield Primary School
  17. The Cathedral School
  18. Larkrise Primary School
  19. Rivenhall CofE VC Primary School
  20. Elmwood Primary School