A SCHOOL has hopes to replace an old rundown classroom with a new purpose built building with the help of the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

When first built, Baydon St Nicholas primary school’s mobile classroom was only intended to be a temporary structure but for the last 25 years it has been used as a classroom at the school.

Now the building needs to be replaced and the Friends of Baydon School are bidding to win a cast boost from the Tesco grant giving project in the Hungerford branch of the shop.

Shoppers can vote for the project every time they shop in the store, with grants of up to £4,000 handed out.

Jenny MacLeod, joint chair of Friends of Baydon School said:

“The existing mobile classroom was only ever intended to be temporary and is now 25 years old and well past its economic lifespan. The new classroom will make such a difference to the children’s learning environment and with its own toilet and washroom facilities as well, will be a fantastic addition to the school.”

Headteacher Caroline Knighton has thanked the friends of Baydon for their fundraising work.

The Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already pledged over £40 million to 9,700 projects across the UK.