St Mary’s Primary School leaders Jordan Trigg, Tahnee Baker-Clark, Luke Self, Samantha Kenny and Annalise Brett are keen to get support for their school.
St Mary’s Primary School leaders Jordan Trigg, Tahnee Baker-Clark, Luke Self, Samantha Kenny and Annalise Brett are keen to get support for their school. Claudia Baxter

Spend $20 and help schools recover

IPSWICH shoppers are encouraged to spend up big to help provide much-needed resources for primary schools.

Ipswich Events Corporation marketing manager Sylvia Norton said as part of Resources 4 Courses campaign, for every $20 spent at any Ipswich Central retail outlet (Ipswich City Square, Riverlink, Top of Town and the Ipswich Mall), shoppers will be issued with a token which they can place in the entry box of their nominated school.

Schools involved in The Queensland Times-sponsored campaign include Claremont Special School, Bethany Lutheran Primary, Bundamba State School, St Mary’s and Redbank Plains State School.

Ms Norton said the total prize pool was valued at more than $12,000.

“With flooding responsible for destroying many resources in our local primary schools, resources for courses is a simple way for Ipswich Central businesses to partner with local shoppers and help primary schools in need,” Ms Norton said.

She said by shopping at sponsors Harvey Norman and The Outdoor Furniture Specialists people could earn double token points for every $20 spent.

Shoppers purchasing the QT during the campaign can redeem double or even triple tokens.

Entry boxes are placed at customer service points outside Woolworths in the Ipswich City Mall and Bras’N’Things at the Riverlink Shopping Centre.

“The top five schools with the most support from the public – those with the highest number of tokens per student enrolled at their school – will win a share of the prize pool,” Ms Norton said.

QT newspaper sales and marketing manager Amy Williams said the newspaper was proud to support the campaign.

“We are more than happy to support local schools and do what we can to assist them to obtain these valuable resources,” she said.



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