Local primary pupils take on star status when they perform the ribbon cutting ceremony to officially launch the ?365,000 new look Co-op store on St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly.

Children from The Five Islands School will be presented with a donation of ?200 for school funds by store manager Bob Gilmour to mark the occasion.

‘As a community retailer it is appropriate that we involve the community in our special events and we are delighted our local school is playing a central role in the relaunch of our store,? said Bob.

The store is among the first of the Co-operative Group’s 3,300 outlets in the UK to feature the consumer-owned business’ new identity, The co-operative, which aims to highlight improved standards as well as its commitment to supporting local communities and ethical trading policies.

– Press release from The Co-op. Issued on 16 May regarding today’s events.