Thursday 15 November 2007

Supermarket bag packing

On Saturday 10th November, 11 Lower 6th students from Bristol Grammar School spent 5 hours packing bags at the Clifton branch of Sainsbury’s. This raised £550 for Education for all and also raised awareness - we produced a leaflet on what we were doing and popped one into each carrier bag. As a fund-raiser, this seems to have lots going for it. The supermarket gains from a group of students assisting packing bags and chatting to shoppers. The students benefit as it needs planning, organisation and commitment. The School benefits from the PR and raised public awareness. Supermarkets vary in their willingness to allow students to bag-pack but we have always found Sainsbury’s particularly helpful.