Scone residents encouraged to take part in supermarket program

Woolworths Scone store manager Jill Ollerton
Woolworths Scone store manager Jill Ollerton

WOOLWORTHS is encouraging Scone residents to nominate their local school or early learning centre for its inaugural Inspiring Schools Awards as the supermarket celebrates the return of Earn & Learn.

The popular program helps schools and early learning centres obtain a variety of educational resources, including sporting, mathematics, arts, science and technology equipment.

“We are proud to bring Earn & Learn back to local schools in 2017,” Woolworths Scone store manager Jill Ollerton said.

“At Woolworths Scone, our aim is to be an active contributor to the local community and we know from previous campaigns that Earn & Learn impacts schools and early learning centres in a positive way, by providing them with much needed equipment.”

The last time the program ran, 16,000 educational facilities nationwide were supported with the delivery of more than 450,000 individual items. 

The most popular resources category redeemed was mathematics equipment, closely followed by arts and crafts and sporting equipment.

To support the program, Scone residents can earn a sticker for every $10* spent in store or online until stocks last over the next two months. 

The stickers can then be put onto a downloadable sticker sheet or simply placed in the Collection Box at the local school or Woolworths store. 

The Woolworths Earn & Learn program coordinator at the school can then redeem points for the equipment they need most.

“We also love seeing the great work schools across the country undertake to inspire our future generation and we’ll be recognising and celebrating their efforts also during the campaign with our very first Inspiring Schools Awards,” Mrs Ollerton said.

Schools in the Scone region that register for Earn & Learn can be nominated for the Woolworths Inspiring Schools Awards. 

Nominators simply describe what’s inspiring about their school for the chance to win 1000 additional Earn & Learn stickers, $10,000 towards creating an inspiring learning space for the students and $2000 worth of Woolworths groceries for the school.

Seven other schools or early learning centres will also be announced as winners across each state and territory and will be awarded $3000 to go towards resources for their school. 

To register for Earn & Learn or nominate a school for the Inspiring Schools Awards, visit www.woolworths.com.au/earnandlearn