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Cash wizardry casts spell over school

PUBLISHED: 21:00 10 April 2003 | UPDATED: 13:43 03 March 2010

CHILDREN at a Felixstowe school are hoping to turn alchemist today by changing newspaper into cash to replenish stocks in their library.

After a slightly late start, the campaign is underway at Maidstone Infants School to collect as many of the Evening Star's Cash For Schools tokens as possible.

CHILDREN at a Felixstowe school are hoping to turn alchemist today by changing newspaper into cash to replenish stocks in their library.

After a slightly late start, the campaign is underway at Maidstone Infants School to collect as many of the Evening Star's Cash For Schools tokens as possible. The offer began on Monday but the children were not told of the plan until their assembly last Wednesday .

Letters will be sent out at the beginning of next term urging parents to cut out and keep the valuable tokens. They will have until end of the May to collect as many as they can to help boost the library and their children's knowledge.

Headteacher, Christine Darwen, said: "Although our library is very good, it is important to us so we will use the money to buy some new books. Some of them have become worn out after being loved so much.

"The children like finding things out in non-fictional books especially about dinosaurs and that kind of thing. So even one new book would be special."

Mrs Darwen added: "In the past parents have been very good at collecting tokens and the children love it. We did well from Walkers' and Tesco's promotions. We do a lot of fundraising and are planning a sponsored walk to raise more money for books."

N Don't forget to cut out and keep your Cash For Schools token in today's paper – you can find it on page 28.

The Evening Star has teamed up with the Britannia Building Society to offer all of our local schools and nurseries the chance to earn cash for new books, computers and other projects. An incredible £25,000 is up for grabs before May 31 so get collecting the tokens each day.


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