04:45AM, Sunday 02 February 2014
The sound of paper being snipped will be heard this morning as eager students, staff and parents cut out the second Cash for Schools token was printed in Thursday's Advertiser.
A share of £20,000 is available for participating state schools across the East Berkshire area as part of the initiative.
The money is provided by the Louis Baylis (Maidenhead Advertiser) Charitable Trust.
Tokens will be printed in the Maidenhead, Twyford and Burnham editions of the Advertiser until March 27.
Each registered school, which collects a minimum of just two tokens per pupil, will guarantee themselves a slice of the cash.
Clewer Green CE First School in Hatch Lane, Windsor, is planning to add this year’s slice of the funds to the £222 it received last year.
Martin Tinsley, headteacher at the school, said: "If the school ws lucky enough to win some of the money we would like to invest in tablet devices to develop reading throughout the school through technology or buy some music equipment, particularly ukeleles to develop music throughout the school as well."
Last year participating schools received between £207 and £2,000 according to a 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.
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.
Since it began in 2006, the Cash For Schools scheme has pumped £160,000 into the area’s schools.
Visit our Cash for Schools 2014 page.
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