Tesco launches new dance and PE classes

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Parents can now drop their children off at an activity class while they shop in peace in Tesco Watford.

A fun and active class for boys and girls is being offered in the new Tesco Extra Watford Community Room, when children will be able to enjoy dance, P.E activities and parachute games.

The sessions are run on Monday evenings between 5.30pm and 6.30pm and are open to children between Reception and Year 6 age.

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12:50pm Sun 16 Mar 14

LSC says...

OK, why don't we just close the rest of the planet* down and have done with it?
We could all live and work in Tescos.

*Apart from the islands where Tesco conduct their financial transactions to avoid tax.
OK, why don't we just close the rest of the planet* down and have done with it? We could all live and work in Tescos. *Apart from the islands where Tesco conduct their financial transactions to avoid tax. LSC
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11:43am Mon 17 Mar 14

WatfordBandB says...

As a parent of 7 children I must say that this is both innovative and helpful. Thank you for the assistance Tesco! Petal, Juniper, Samson and Hugo will no longer have to walk around the vast store whilst they play with Vanilla, Honey and Tinky in the new kids lounge..

SPA3?
As a parent of 7 children I must say that this is both innovative and helpful. Thank you for the assistance Tesco! Petal, Juniper, Samson and Hugo will no longer have to walk around the vast store whilst they play with Vanilla, Honey and Tinky in the new kids lounge.. SPA3? WatfordBandB
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1:48pm Mon 17 Mar 14

cameluk says...

Couldn't you have found a high resolution image to put in this report rather than the obviously very low res one?
Couldn't you have found a high resolution image to put in this report rather than the obviously very low res one? cameluk
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1:49pm Mon 17 Mar 14

jimbo26 says...

They will need to enforce the parking then as there is already a shortage of parking spaced for parents with children and it appears most of the population of Watford can't understand the parent and child signs either!
They will need to enforce the parking then as there is already a shortage of parking spaced for parents with children and it appears most of the population of Watford can't understand the parent and child signs either! jimbo26
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3:47pm Mon 17 Mar 14

ActiveCreative says...

ACTIVE CREATIVE COMMENT - I run these classes and I am delighted they have got some publicity! However, I would like to highlight they are NOT a baby sitting service - they are classes set within Tesco which allows parents the opportunity to do their shopping whilst children enjoy a normal extra-curricular activity.

We have just recently changed the day & time to FRIDAYS 4.15 - 5.15pm and the next class will be FRIDAY 25th APRIL. Classes are £3 per child and it is advised that you book a place in advance,

We really hope you will bring your children along as they are so much fun! They incorporate a fabulous mixture of dance & physical activity as well as parachute games!

Classes are run by ACTIVE CREATIVE and not Tesco. For more information please contact katesmithard@active-
creative.com or 01923 239424.
ACTIVE CREATIVE COMMENT - I run these classes and I am delighted they have got some publicity! However, I would like to highlight they are NOT a baby sitting service - they are classes set within Tesco which allows parents the opportunity to do their shopping whilst children enjoy a normal extra-curricular activity. We have just recently changed the day & time to FRIDAYS 4.15 - 5.15pm and the next class will be FRIDAY 25th APRIL. Classes are £3 per child and it is advised that you book a place in advance, We really hope you will bring your children along as they are so much fun! They incorporate a fabulous mixture of dance & physical activity as well as parachute games! Classes are run by ACTIVE CREATIVE and not Tesco. For more information please contact katesmithard@active- creative.com or 01923 239424. ActiveCreative
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4:27pm Mon 17 Mar 14

WatfordBandB says...

"We really hope you will bring your children along as they are so much fun! "

Not all children are fun, some are but not all...
"We really hope you will bring your children along as they are so much fun! " Not all children are fun, some are but not all... WatfordBandB
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10:52pm Mon 17 Mar 14

LSC says...

WatfordBandB wrote:
"We really hope you will bring your children along as they are so much fun! "

Not all children are fun, some are but not all...
Who cares? No doubt the staff are on one of those schemes where they don't get paid at all, or shift work on minimum wage which leaves them less than being on benefits.
But hell, it's convenient, let's all shop there.
[quote][p][bold]WatfordBandB[/bold] wrote: "We really hope you will bring your children along as they are so much fun! " Not all children are fun, some are but not all...[/p][/quote]Who cares? No doubt the staff are on one of those schemes where they don't get paid at all, or shift work on minimum wage which leaves them less than being on benefits. But hell, it's convenient, let's all shop there. LSC
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12:09pm Tue 18 Mar 14

garston tony says...

LSC wrote:
WatfordBandB wrote: "We really hope you will bring your children along as they are so much fun! " Not all children are fun, some are but not all...
Who cares? No doubt the staff are on one of those schemes where they don't get paid at all, or shift work on minimum wage which leaves them less than being on benefits. But hell, it's convenient, let's all shop there.
Or it could be one of those schemes where the person is self employed and trying to make a decent living, or additional income by putting on these types of classes in different locations and approached Tesco themselves about it.

Why the negativity anyway?

If you dont like Tesco dont shop there, if you dont like these classes dont use them. Many people do like the former and I think will do the latter
[quote][p][bold]LSC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WatfordBandB[/bold] wrote: "We really hope you will bring your children along as they are so much fun! " Not all children are fun, some are but not all...[/p][/quote]Who cares? No doubt the staff are on one of those schemes where they don't get paid at all, or shift work on minimum wage which leaves them less than being on benefits. But hell, it's convenient, let's all shop there.[/p][/quote]Or it could be one of those schemes where the person is self employed and trying to make a decent living, or additional income by putting on these types of classes in different locations and approached Tesco themselves about it. Why the negativity anyway? If you dont like Tesco dont shop there, if you dont like these classes dont use them. Many people do like the former and I think will do the latter garston tony
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1:35pm Tue 18 Mar 14

LSC says...

"Why the negativity anyway?

If you dont like Tesco dont shop there, if you dont like these classes dont use them. Many people do like the former and I think will do the latter"

I don't shop there, but for how long will I have a choice? High Streets are dieing fast. Mine is mainly Estate agents and hairdressers now, but how long will even they last when Tesco muscle in on those professions, using loss leaders and 'interesting' tax principals to kill the opposition off.
There used to be two butchers, a greengrocers and a fishmonger on my local street. All would often have queues outside them, and that was certainly where you learned what was going on in the area!
All have closed now of course. I realise times change, but I wonder if always for the better.
"Why the negativity anyway? If you dont like Tesco dont shop there, if you dont like these classes dont use them. Many people do like the former and I think will do the latter" I don't shop there, but for how long will I have a choice? High Streets are dieing fast. Mine is mainly Estate agents and hairdressers now, but how long will even they last when Tesco muscle in on those professions, using loss leaders and 'interesting' tax principals to kill the opposition off. There used to be two butchers, a greengrocers and a fishmonger on my local street. All would often have queues outside them, and that was certainly where you learned what was going on in the area! All have closed now of course. I realise times change, but I wonder if always for the better. LSC
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7:37am Wed 19 Mar 14

garston tony says...

LSC wrote:
"Why the negativity anyway? If you dont like Tesco dont shop there, if you dont like these classes dont use them. Many people do like the former and I think will do the latter" I don't shop there, but for how long will I have a choice? High Streets are dieing fast. Mine is mainly Estate agents and hairdressers now, but how long will even they last when Tesco muscle in on those professions, using loss leaders and 'interesting' tax principals to kill the opposition off. There used to be two butchers, a greengrocers and a fishmonger on my local street. All would often have queues outside them, and that was certainly where you learned what was going on in the area! All have closed now of course. I realise times change, but I wonder if always for the better.
LSC, if shops are closing on the high street that is the fault of your fellow consumer who are choosing to go to places like Tesco instead. Vent in the right direction please
[quote][p][bold]LSC[/bold] wrote: "Why the negativity anyway? If you dont like Tesco dont shop there, if you dont like these classes dont use them. Many people do like the former and I think will do the latter" I don't shop there, but for how long will I have a choice? High Streets are dieing fast. Mine is mainly Estate agents and hairdressers now, but how long will even they last when Tesco muscle in on those professions, using loss leaders and 'interesting' tax principals to kill the opposition off. There used to be two butchers, a greengrocers and a fishmonger on my local street. All would often have queues outside them, and that was certainly where you learned what was going on in the area! All have closed now of course. I realise times change, but I wonder if always for the better.[/p][/quote]LSC, if shops are closing on the high street that is the fault of your fellow consumer who are choosing to go to places like Tesco instead. Vent in the right direction please garston tony
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