Pick n Pay surprised more than 2,700 Grade 1 and 2 learners at 10 schools across four provinces ahead of the Easter weekend with treat packs containing Easter eggs and hot cross buns, as well as stationery donated by BIC. Some schools were also visited by the Pritt brand’s mascot, Mr Pritt, who added extra excitement and entertainment to the day. 

Pritt also contributed two erasers to each stationery pack provided to the learners. 

Majority of the schools visited – across the Eastern Cape, Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng – form part of Pick n Pay School Club – a network of over 3,000 schools which receive curriculum-aligned educational content, at no cost to the schools. 

“While our goal is to educate our future leaders, we also look at creating fun and memorable experiences for the children. Easter treats is a luxury for many learners across South Africa so we wanted to bring the celebration to some classrooms ahead of the long weekend,” says Andre Nel: GM for Sustainability at Pick n Pay.

The stationery packs donated from BIC, valued at just over R200 each, included various items such as BIC Evolution Graphite Pencils, BIC Wax Crayons and BIC Colour and Erase Felt Pens. 

“BIC’s purpose is to equip kids to be more creative, more visionary, more inspired and more original – powering their potential through the tools that they need to become the next generation of creators, innovators and leaders,” says BIC Marketing Manager Kutlwano Tshetlhane.

“It’s been a privilege for us to have had the opportunity to make a small contribution, which will add great value to the children across these schools and at such an exciting time of the year,” concludes Nel.