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20:00 Thursday 21 January 2016  Written by Sally Gray

Advertiser's Cash for Schools scheme returns

Today marks the return of the Advertiser’s popular Cash For Schools (CFS) scheme.

Knowl Hill Academy pupils Marcel Rawlings-Mercurius, nine, Jed O'Connor, six, Jaya Brar, five, Nathan Harman, seven, and Mia Murray, eight.
Knowl Hill Academy pupils Marcel Rawlings-Mercurius, nine, Jed O'Connor, six, Jaya Brar, five, Nathan Harman, seven, and Mia Murray, eight.
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.

Participating schools:

All Saints Primary School

Alwyn Infant & Nursery School

Beehive Pre-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

Desborough College

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

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