By Rochelle Symons in News on Monday 30th August, 2010
Our Facebook competition to win a lifetime supply of school uniforms has now come to an end. Thank you to everyone who entered, we have had a great response and have loved reading about your memories from school.
Not to keep you waiting any longer… our final two winners are:
Jayne’s funniest story was: ‘My funniest memory of school would be dyeing my hair red with a colour mousse when I was about 13. I was careful not to wash much of it out as I wanted the red to be as bright as possible, but on the way to school it rained and I ended with red streaks all over my face and neck! I had to dash to a bathroom to clean up but the red stained my skin and I spent the rest of the day trying to hide my face! I say “funny” memory – it wasn’t then but it makes me chuckle now :)’
Ele’s funniest story was: ‘Okay, my ‘funniest’ moment in infant school was also my most embarrassing as you’re about to find out! I was only in my first year, aged 4, when I stepped outside the classroom at playtime and walked towards the railings…without thinking, I placed my head through the railings to get a better view and yes, you’ve guessed it, I got stuck!! Teachers tried in vain to free my head but it wouldn’t budge….next step, the fire brigade!! After about an hour, they managed to pry the bars open and free my poor little head – I was a laughing stock! 3 weeks later I left that school and some 13 years later I met my current partner and when I told him about what had happened to me he asked if I was wearing a pink dress……I WAS! Turns out he was in the year above and could remember the incident well – I still can’t shake the shame lol’
Jayne and Ele congratulations, you have won a lifetimes supply of school uniform*! Please drop us an email, to claim your prize.
As you may know we have been running a competition on our Facebook page to win a lifetime supply of school uniform*.
We have had a great response and would like to thank everyone who has entered so far! You’ve given us quite a giggle in the office. But we don’t want to keep you in suspense any longer… the first two winners are:
Ellen’s funniest story was: “Here is me aged 5, my first school photo. My memory comes from a little later in life when I was in my early teens. I was given an essay to do as homework from my science teacher on fungi. I hated science and wasn’t very good and to be honest I didn’t actually do my homework till the lunchtime before it was due in so I decided to be funny and instead of write about fungi….I wrote a list of all the fun guys I knew (I the boys I was hanging around with at the time) and why I thought they were fun. I got into a lot of trouble for it!”
Jo’s funniest story was: “My funniest (& slightly naughty) memory of school was; when I was 8 years old we’d moved house, thus resulting in a change of school. The thing is, the school colours were completely different, I wore a red summer dress in my old school & the new school was navy! My mum said it didn’t matter, there was plenty of wear left in the red one so I could continue to wear it until the summer was over!”
“Well, as you can imagine, it was the end of the world for me, I was mortified, I already stuck out like a sore thumb & was not impressed at all, so the next day I went into school & cut my summer dress right up the middle, with scissors, right from the bottom to the top!! It was completely ruined, job done, she’d have to get me a blue one now… Or NOT! Mum simply called my Nan & got her to sew it right up in the middle! So, I was stuck with the red dress for the rest of the year & now it was a seriously scruffy looking red dress, haha.”
Ellen Stafford & Jo Kelly congratulations, you have won a lifetimes supply of school uniform*! Please drop us an email, to claim your prize.
Don’t worry if you haven’t entered yet, you still have time, and here are the details of how you can get involved. Remember to take a look at our terms and conditions* before entering. Good luck!
The summer holidays have flown by! And have you bought your children their new school uniform yet…? Don’t worry if not, as we have got a great competition for you….
We are giving four of you the chance to win a lifetimes supply of school uniform* for your child!
How do you enter? All you need to do is hop over to our Facebook page and upload a photo of yourself from back in your school days. Along with telling us what is your funniest school memory, easy!
Our Back to School team will be picking two winners on the 18th August, and another two winners on the 30th August. If you aren’t lucky enough to win, don’t worry, because with larger pockets, 100% cotton shirts, adjustable waistbands and kid-proof sealed hem trousers, not to mention our latest stain proof technology, everyone is a winner with our Back to School range this year!
We know the kids have just broken up for their summer holidays, but this also means that before you know it, it will be time for them to go back to school…
We’ve pulled out all the stops this year to give you top notch quality at the great everyday prices you expect from us. Our Back to School range features larger pockets, 100% cotton shirts, adjustable waistbands and kid-proof sealed hem boys trousers. To show you what we mean when we talk about tougher testing and higher standards of quality, check out our latest video, which will show you how we go about it!
We’ve also been working hard to expand our range to cater to all of your back to school needs:
For budding fashionistas, we have our new stylish school wear range - fashion academy The range is for fashion conscious girls aged 9-16 and featured extra detailing to give a fashionable twist on traditional school uniform.
Our F&F Signature range is our brand new premium schoolwear range. It features like wool blends for warmth and comfort, more benefits to keep clothes looking good, superb quality at amazing prices.
We have already told you guys about our Buy 1, We Give 1 initiative, which is the perfect way to help children in need, while you shop for your own kids uniforms!
We have some great Gola trainers in our Back to School shoes section! Also have a look at our great selection of boys and girls shirts, as well as trousers, pinafores and coats for the colder months. If you are worried about them shooting up over the holidays, then just buy the items a size or two bigger. You can see all our boys and girls items on the site.
But remember to be quick if you want to take advantage of these great deals, they won’t be there forever!
With all the stress involved with kitting out the kids for school, the last thing you want to worry about is the cost. So this time round, Clothing at Tesco is offering you an unbeatable deal on school uniforms!!
We are pretty excited about this, because not only is this a great price, but it’s also available as a “one price fits all” special. So whether your kids are 6 or 16, you can expect to pay just £3.75 for a full school uniform! This price includes a polo shirt, sweatshirt and a pair of trousers/skirt. The prices are applicable to boys school uniforms as well as girls school uniforms.
And we haven’t skimped on the quality either, with all our uniforms being tested for tough school wear and tear by British and European Testing Standards.
You can also enjoy browsing through the 27 new Back to School products we have this year, including our first ever, full fairtrade cotton uniform! We have added bigger pockets, rain resist coating on coats, adjustable waists up to 12-13 years and kid-proof sealed hems on all boy’s trousers.
Here are just a few of the items from the range, so you can see for yourself!
So the Easter Bunny has officially been and gone… I can hardly believe it’s that time already! Yes people, the words “back to school” are once more looming ahead of us. If, like me, you’ve once again failed in your efforts to be superbly organised, it only means one thing… a manic trolley dash that usually ends in tears (my own, I hasten to add!)
But we want to make this Back to School period as painless as possible for all our Clothing at Tesco customers. Behold, our 2 for £6 offer! Yes, that’s right, 2 for £6 on selected boys and girls uniforms.
What’s more, you don’t even have to wander down to the shop to get them, because they are all available online.
There are plenty of mums here at the Clothing at Tesco office so we know there are only so many things you can think up to keep the kids out of trouble during the school holidays. We’ve been racking our brains on how we can help … and thought when you’ve had enough of the park, baking butterfly cakes and face painting, it might be time to explore fancy dress?
With all the hype around Alice in Wonderland it has been difficult to escape the notion of fancy dress! So it’s a great time to open your wardrobe and play dress up! If you’re not to keen on your 5 year old clomping around in your heels, we are here to help with a range of outfits your kids will love: