12:30PM, Sunday 26 January 2014
The Advertiser’s popular Cash for Schools (CFS) scheme is back. 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 Thursday, January 23 until March 27.
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 Littleworth Road, Burnham, received the first prize of £2,000.
St Peter's CE Primary School in Minniecroft Road, Burnham, received £1,500.
Another 33 schools received between £207 and £1,402 according to the ratio of how many tokens they collected per pupil.
The 2014 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 news 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 including new computers, sports equipment or books - or they can put it towards a bigger long-term project.
Since it began in 2006 Cash For Schools has pumped £160,000 into our schools helping to fund a huge array of projects to help with the children’s education.
Among the schools taking part is Lowbrook Academy in The Fairway, Cox Green.
"It’s a good way to raise funds for various ongoing projects that we have," said the head of school Mary Gallop.
"The children all collect the tokens and our very enthusiastic parent and teacher association sell the newspapers outside reception every Thursday and Friday come rain or shine."
"Last year we were raising funds for a new stage and lighting, and our latest project is for a music pavilion where we can teach music and dance."
Visit our Cash for Schools 2014 page.
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