11:17AM, Thursday 14 February 2013
A new adventure playground could be on the cards for youngsters at St Peter's CE Combined School who are busy collecting tokens for the Advertiser's Cash for Schools scheme.
The school in Minniecroft Road is bidding for a share of £20,000 provided by the Louis Baylis (Maidenhead Advertiser) Charitable Trust and is hoping to upgrade the playground with new equipment and a climbing wall.
Teaching assistant Sarah Scott is spearheading the school's token collecting campaign.
She said: "We're really pulling out all the stops this year and are encouraging all our parents, families and neighbours to help out by collecting tokens."
A mammoth effort by pupils saw the school win more than £500 last year which went towards funding a new minibus.
Other schools also received between £259 and £1,489 according to a ratio of how many tokens they collected per pupil.
The 2013 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.
Tokens are being printed in the Maidenhead, Windsor, Twyford and Burnham editions of the Advertiser until March 28.
Each registered school, which collects a minimum of just two tokens per pupil, will guarantee themselves a slice of the cash. Details of the schools that are taking part in this year's scheme and how you can help are on page 19 of this week's Advertiser (edition of February 14 2013).
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