Star's cash boost for schools

CASH has rained down in schools on the county who have been busy collecting their Evening Star tokens.And lucky pupils at Bucklesham primary school have got an extra £500 bonus because they collected the most out of all the schools involved.

CASH has rained down in schools on the county who have been busy collecting their Evening Star tokens.

And lucky pupils at Bucklesham primary school have got an extra £500 bonus because they collected the most out of all the schools involved.

Nurseries and playgroups could also take advantage of the grand giveaway.

The Evening Star teamed up with Britannia Building Society earlier this year to give away £25,000 to schools in the area along with 500 Playstation 2's and bicycles.


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Between April and May the Star printed tokens worth 2p and 1p for parents, grandparents and friends to collect and give them to their child's school or nursery.

It was an easy cash back scheme which means that no school would lose out and would be given the money they managed to collect.

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Schools could use the money for anything they want to from computers to playground equipment.

Youngsters at Bucklesham will be able to get technical thanks to their bonus as the money will be put towards their new computer suite.

Head of the school, Rosemary Scott said she was delighted with the efforts of the children in collecting the tokens.

She said: "In a school like ours the parents play a huge and important part.

"We did have an IT suite planned but a lot of money was taken away in the county budgets, but £500 is half a computer.

"The children are so proud of everything we have done, it's absolutely wonderful.

"We do so much fundraising and to have a huge dollop of cash like this is very exciting – it's like Christmas."

And the scheme has been so successful that this years will not be the one and only.

So look out for your tokens in the future to help out your child's school.

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