Advertiser's Cash for Schools scheme returns
Today marks the return of the Advertiser’s popular Cash For Schools (CFS) scheme.
The chance to win a share of £20,000 is up for grabs for state schools from across the Advertiser’s area through a simple ‘token collect’ scheme.
Tokens will be printed each week in the Maidenhead, Twyford and Burnham editions of the Advertiser, for 10 weeks from today (Thursday) until March 24.
Each school that has registered will aim to collect as many tokens as possible, with a minimum of just two tokens per pupil enough to guarantee participating schools a share of the cash.
Last year Dropmore Primary School in Burnham received the first prize of £2,000. Charvil Piggott Primary School was the runner-up and received £1,500.
Another 32 schools received between £183.72 and £1,498.75 according to the ratio of how many tokens they collected per pupil.
The 2016 scheme will again have a top prize of £2,000 and a runner-up prize of £1,500, leaving a £16,500 prize fund to be split between the remaining participating schools according to how many tokens per pupil they have collected.
The scheme is open to all state nursery, infant, junior, first, primary, middle and secondary schools in the area covered by the Advertiser series.
The prize money is donated by the Louis Baylis (Maidenhead Advertiser) Charitable Trust, which owns the Advertiser.
Schools can use the money for any capital expenditure they want: new computers, sports equipment or books – or they can put it towards a bigger long-term project.
In 2015, Knowl Hill CE Academy scooped £1,119.26.
Mrs Nichole Bourner, head of school, said: “Last year we were lucky enough to win enough money to purchase a brand new reading scheme which the children are making fantastic use of.
“This year if we are lucky enough to win a share of the fund again we would like to buy some additional educational resources and also some new playground equipment.”
Since it began in 2006 Cash For Schools has pumped £180,000 into our schools, helping to fund a huge array of projects to help with children’s education.
All Saints Primary School
Alwyn Infant & Nursery School
Bisham Primary School
Boyne Hill CE Infant & Nursery School
Braywick Court School
Braywood CE First School
Burchetts Green CE Infant School
Cookham Dean CE Primary School
Cookham Nursery School
Cookham Rise Primary School
Courthouse Junior School
Crazies Hill School
Dropmore Infant School
Eton Porny CE First School
Furze Platt Infant School
Furze Platt Junior School
Holy Trinity CE Primary School
Holyport CE Primary School
Knowl Hill CE Primary School
Larchfield Primary & Nursery School
Little Acorns Colleton Pre-School
Little Marlow CE School
Manor Green School
Maidenhead Nursery School
Oldfield Primary School
Riverside Primary School
St Edmund Campion Catholic Primary School
St Luke's CE Primary School
St Mary's Catholic Primary School
St Nicolas’ CE Combined School
The Charvil Piggott Primary School
The Queen Anne Royal Free CE Controlled First School
Waltham St Lawrence Primary School
Wessex Primary School & Nursery
White Waltham CE School
Woodlands Park Primary School