10:55AM, Monday 17 February 2014
A token campaign is running smoothly at schools across East Berkshire.
Staff, parents and pupils are taking part in the Advertiser's £20,000 Cash for Schools initiative.
The Louis Baylis (Maidenhead Advertiser) Charitable Trust, which owns the Advertiser, has provided the money and will award a share to all participating schools.
Today, the fourth tokens are being printed in the Maidenhead, Twyford and Burnham editions of the Advertiser.
Each registered school that collects a minimum of just two tokens per pupil will guarantee themselves a slice of the cash.
Pupils at White Waltham CE Academy, in Waltham Road, are collecting tokens again this year.
Headteacher Mrs Isabel Cooke said "We are really pleased to be part of the Cash for School scheme again.
"With last year's money we invested in lots of new reading books for the library.
"This year, if we are lucky enough to win again, we would like to put the money into enhancing the outdoor play area for the children."
Last year participating schools received sums ranging from £207 to £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.
This year 46 schools have registered.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 Cash For Schools has pumped £160,000 into the area’s schools.
The scheme is running for 10 weeks until March 27.