A BLIND college student on a school trip made a suggestion to Tesco staff which has now been implemented at the supermarket.

Year ten pupil Jake was on a trip to Tesco St Peter's when he noticed the toilets were not as inclusive as they could be.

He suggested to staff adding a braille sign to the customer toilets which has now been implemented. 

Steve Winfield, store manager at Tesco St Peter’s, said: “Everyone is welcome at Tesco, and when Jake suggested that we add braille signs to the doors that lead to our restrooms I thought it was a brilliant idea.

"The new signs complement the measures already in place to ensure that all our colleagues and customers feel at ease in our stores.”

With the help of Rachel Bluck, the store's community champion, Mr Winfield was able to make the change to St Peter's Tesco.

A spokesperson from Tesco explained that the possibility of installing braille at other Tesco stores is being explored. 

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Mr Winfield said: "A few weeks ago Jake, a pupil from @NCWNet suggested an idea to Rachel our store community champion that he felt would really help him, his fellow pupils and customers that shop with us that are blind or visually impaired."

A spokesperson from New College Worcester added: "A few weeks ago our local Tesco community champions Angie and Rachel visited New College Worcester for a tour and lunch with the students. 


"One of our year 10 students Jake, helped with the tour and talked about his experiences of shopping and what Tesco might be able to do to make the store more accessible.  

"Jake suggested braille stickers on the WC doors to help him identify which toilet to use when he shopped there. 

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"Jake felt that it would really help him, his fellow pupils and customers that shop that are blind or vision impaired.

"Yesterday, Jake made it happen and visited Tesco St Peters to place the braille stickers.

"Thank you to Steve Winfield (Store Manager) and Rachel Bluck for being so supportive of New College Worcester."