The Co-operative has introduced two new egg boxes into its stores this week, which feature new designs from two school children.
A competition for school children to “Design an Egg Box” was launched earlier this year, and the food retailer was flooded with over 2,000 creative entries from artistic pupils nationwide.
The winning designs came from Phoebe Bix from Istead Rise Primary School in Gravesend, and Alec Wall, from Barcaldine Primary School, near Oban in Scotland.
Phoebe’s design – a picture of chickens and a “free range” sign on a blue sky background – will feature on the limited edition egg boxes in England and Wales, and Alec’s design, which shows a chicken in a kilt and a Scottish flag in a field, will be sold in Scotland.
Each school received £1,000 of art materials as a result.
Additionally, money from the sales of the limited-edition egg boxes will go to The Co-operative’s charity of the year, Mencap and ENABLE Scotland, for the “Inspire Me” programme that provides activities, training and employment opportunities for young people with a learning disability.
The boxes of nine Medium Free Range Eggs will be available in selected Co-operative stores throughout October.