LOCAL schools have been queuing up to join in this year’s Cash for Schools challenge in the hope of winning £2,000.
Ten schools from the Express area have already registered for the contest and are now collecting as many banknote tokens as possible.
South Hiendley J&I School is one of the schools already signed up for this year’s giveaway.
Pupils, parents and staff, who also took part last year, are being encouraged to help out.
A letter has been sent out to parents and children have been told what they have to do to win in assembly.
Headteacher Lisa Corson said she would discuss how to spend the money with the children if they were lucky enough to win.
The Cash for Schools 2011 challenge is open to all primary, secondary and special schools, with a top prize of £2,000.
Taking part is easy – schools are asked to encourage their pupils, families and friends to collect the Barclays Money Skills Banknote tokens printed in the Hemsworth and South Elmsall Express.
We’ll be printing more tokens each week until the beginning of November.
The school which collects the highest monetary value in Banknotes (calculated on a pupil/value ratio) will win the fantastic cash prize to enable them to promote financial capability amongst their pupils!
We want schools to let us know what lengths they are going to in order to give them a greater chance of success and we will feature them in the newspaper.
And we want to know how you would use prize money to improve children’s money skills at an early age, so do get in touch. If your school is not registered, call us now on 01924 375111.
l See page 12 for this week’s tokens.