MOUNTON House School in Chepstow has received a £4,000 grant thanks to the generosity of local shoppers.

Customers at the town's Tesco supermarket raised the money for the school by donating to a token scheme.

The school has put the money towards a new therapy and sensory room.

Pupils at the school have also been learning to cook thanks to a project run by the supermarket chain which donates food nearing its expiry date for use in cookery classes.

Headteacher Beverley Randall thanked Tesco for its funding and the food share programme.

She said: “We’re very grateful for both the magnificent grant towards our therapy and sensory room and ingredients for our cookery sessions.

"Healthy snacks at break time have benefitted pupils – particularly those who miss breakfast – and make a positive impact on their learning.”

Representatives from the Chepstow store visited the school before Christmas to present pupils with a festive hamper for pupils to share, and to witness the school's cookery projects and new therapy room.

Meanwhile, parents, staff and pupils at the school collected a variety of items for Christmas hampers distributed by the Salvation Army in Newport.

County councillor Richard John said: “It’s great that Mounton House School has benefitted from two initiatives offered by Tesco, and I warmly thank the store for its much-appreciated and welcome contribution.

"I’m also glad that the school’s community has gathered together to provide festive cheer for those less fortunate.”

Alec Brown, Tesco’s head of community, said: “We’re delighted to support Mounton House School and it’s a fantastic example of how Tesco can support local schools and groups to deliver care to the communities they serve, through both our Bags of Help and Community Food Connection programmes.

"These schemes are set up to help those at the heart of their communities in a number of ways, so we’re pleased to hear about the plans for the new sensory garden and the healthy snacks the school can offer for pupils.”