Pupils decide how to spend share of £20k

Pupils decide how to spend share of £20k

Sally Gray

Pupils decide how to spend share of £20k

Children at Courthouse Junior School in Maidenhead will choose how to spend any money from a shared pot of £20,000.

Courthouse Junior School pupils


The site in Blenheim Road is taking part in Cash for Schools 2014, an initiative funded by the Louis Baylis (Maidenhead Advertiser) Charitable Trust.

The winning school will receive £2,000 and a runner-up £1,500. The remaining £16,500 will be divided among the other schools taking part.

Courthouse deputy headteacher Carys Windle said: "Cash for Schools is a wonderful opportunity for schools to raise extra funds."

She added the school council, made up of students, will be asked to decide what any money will be spent on.

The school was handed £600 through last year's Cash for Schools scheme.

The amounts handed to schools differed, depending on the ratio of how many tokens were collected per pupil.

Tokens are being 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.

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.

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