This isn’t just any sports day, this is an M&S sports day

School sports
School sports

One lucky school in Dacorum could win a summer sports day package worth up to £1,000 thanks to a new foodstore opening up in Berkhamsted this month.

But this wouldn’t just be any sports day, this would be an M&S sports day, as the high street retailer is offering the prize to mark the opening of its new Simply Food store on May 28.

M&S is calling on pupils, teachers and parents from primary schools in either Hemel Hempstead or Berkhamsted to enter the competition to win up to £750 towards sportswear and equipment, as well as a £250 gift card towards refreshments for the day.

The store says it is committed to getting involved in the local community to promote healthier lifestyles, as well as provide a new grocery outlet for Berkhamsted.

Store manager Grahame Wilson said: “At M&S we are committed to working with the local communities we serve and this is a great opportunity for us to support one of our local schools. We are looking forward to meeting the schools in the local area and it will be a great honour to sponsor one of their sports days.”

Schools can enter by emailing with their name, school name and telephone number, as well as a statement explaining why their school should win. Entries must be submitted by Saturday, June 7.

The retailer’s new Simply Food opens in Berkhamsted on Wednesday, May 28. The new 10,000 sq ft store will offer over 5,000 quality food and drink lines, fresh flowers, greeting cards, a 50-seat M&S Café and an in-store bakery.