We’re in the money - and so are we after the Examiner’s Schools Collect For Cash challenge
WINNERS of the Examiner’s Schools Collect For Cash have collected their winnings – and met a footballing legend.
Ex Town striker Andy Booth presented the money and certificates to the schools that are ‘in the money’ after the ever-popular competition.
And in terms of entries it was the best year ever with a staggering 57,947 sent in by post and a further 5,876 from the Examiner website.
The event was sponsored by Barclays and included a new category challenging schools to come up with their best financial education idea to get children used to budgeting from an early age.
This was won by Helme Church Of England Junior and Infant School which received £2,000 for a plan to make and sell bookmarks to buy more books for the school library.
The school also wants to plant seeds and bulbs and sell the vegetables and flowers to the community.
Runners-up in this category were Kirkburton Middle School (£1,000) and Farnley Tyas Church Of England First School (£500).