Wyndham Vale Primary School, Cambridge Primary School and Westgrove Primary School return to school with a share of $30,000, after winning Pacific Werribee’s ‘Shop for you School’ campaign.

Across May and June, Pacific Werribee invited customers to shop at participating fresh food retailers for the chance to nominate one of 12 local primary schools who could share in the cash. Wyndham Vale Primary School took out the top prize winning $15,000, Cambridge Primary School taking out second place with $10,000 and Westgrove Primary School winning $5,000, finishing in third.

Wyndham Vale Primary School principal, Sue Seneviratne, was overjoyed to receive the news that they had won first place, thankful for the unexpected bonus for the school.

“Our students are so excited to win this. We are currently surveying them as to what they would like to spend the money on, because all our fundraising is to make things better for them,” Seneviratne said.

“We are getting a wide range of responses from books and balls to chickens, a big slide, a dinosaur and bikes and bike tracks. Of course, two of our favourites were chocolates for the teachers and a pink car for the principal. The Junior School Council will meet to make the final decision. It will be interesting to see what they deem worthy.”

Pacific Werribee general manager, Ryan Ling is thrilled with the community support throughout the campaign and thanks all involved.

“We are thrilled to have been able to give back to our local schools and witness such pride of place in our communities. Pacific Werribee thanks all 12 school and the families they serve for their involved in the program,” Ling said.

In appreciation for all schools involved, Pacific Werribee also awarded runner up schools a share in $4,500 worth of Pacific Werribee gift cards to support future fundraising.