Scottish fintech Miconex asks families to nominate ‘school superheroes’ for rewards

Scottish fintech Miconex has launched a national campaign asking families in Scotland to nominate their “school superheroes” who have made a positive contribution to their school community.

Scottish fintech Miconex asks families to nominate 'school superheroes' for rewards

Colin Munro, managing director of Miconex, pictured in Perth

One school superhero will receive a £50 Town and City Gift Card for their choice of the 60 schemes around the UK and Ireland, including 17 schemes in Scotland, with their school or class receiving a cash prize of £250.

Town and City Gift Cards can be spent with a variety of businesses in a particular town or city, making local shopping easy and providing much needed support for local traders. The local gift cards can be spent with shops, restaurants, cafés, and in salons, leisure venues and more.

Miconex developed the UK’s first city-wide gift card programme in Perth through its Town and City Gift Cards initiative in 2015.

The 17 Town and City Gift Cards programmes in Scotland are: Aberdeen, Arran, Crieff, East Ayrshire, East Lothian, Edinburgh, Elgin, Falkirk, Glasgow, Glasgow’s West End, Kirkcaldy, Kirkwall, Milngavie, Perth, rural Scotland, Shawlands and St Andrews.

With most schools in Scotland closing for the end of the summer term at the end of June, the School Superheroes campaign comes at a time when many families will be considering how best to say thank you to school staff.

Managing director Colin Munro said: “There are so many people that contribute to a school community, who go above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of young people. When we think back to our own school days, it is the people we remember.

“The teachers who encouraged us and gave us confidence, the school cook who made sure we had something we liked to eat for lunch, the midday assistant who mopped up our tears when we hurt ourselves on the playground. What may seem like a small kindness can feel huge to a child.”

He added: “During the pandemic we’ve seen even more examples of school staff showing extraordinary support to families, from making home learning fun to taking the time to pick up the phone to see how a child is getting on at home.

“The School Superheroes campaign is about saying thank you to people who work in our schools. We look forward to seeing lots of deserving entries from Scotland for this campaign and rewarding one school or class with a cash prize of £250, and one person with a £50 Town and City Gift Card to spend as they choose.”

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