School celebrates BP sports cash windfall

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A school in Sharnbrook is celebrating winning cash for sports equipment following the BP Green Lights All The Way campaign run by the T&C.

John Gibbard Lower School, who are the lucky winners of £3,000, won the prize following a huge public vote through the newspaper, and at

Headteacher, Sheila Kaznowski, said: “We’re just thrilled to have won this prize and thank you to everyone who voted for us.

“The £3,000 prize fund will make a huge difference to the school and all our pupils.” We asked readers to nominate deserving schools in Bedford and the surrounding areas.

Natalie Cattermole, from BP, said: “It’s been fantastic to see such a positive response to this campaign.

“It certainly seems that John Gibbard Lower School, Sharnbrook, with its love of sport, will really put the £3,000 worth of sports equipment to good use – and we hope the school children really enjoy the opportunities it will give them.”

The winner was decided by public vote from a shortlist based on judging criteria published during the campaign.

The competition was part of BP’s Green Lights All The Way campaign to give the green light to communities.

> Find out what the winning school will be spending their cash on at the beginning of the autumn term.