THE winners of the Schools Collect For Cash campaign can now be unveiled - and it has transformed one little girl's school life.
For six-year-old Freya Shaw, who goes to Lindley C of E Infant School, is visually impaired and has had to use a pair of binoculars to see her classmates and the school environment.
But thanks to the £2,000 which her school won, along with money from Kirklees Council's service for children with sensory impairment, the school can buy specialist CCTV equipment which she can attach to her laptop computer to enlarge images around her.
Head teacher Sue Drake said: "It will open up her whole world.
"There are lots of things happening in school which Freya can't see. This will make an immense difference to her when she is sitting in the hall, in assembly or her own classroom.
"She will be able to continue to use this equipment as she progresses through school and she will increase her ability how to use it as she gets older."
The school collected almost 7,000 tokens, making it the outright winner in the category for primary schools with more than 180 pupils.
Moorlands Primary School at Mount, Outlane, which collected almost 3,500 tokens, came second. It received £500, which it is to spend on books for the school library.
Forty-six Kirklees schools took part in the competition, 40 primary schools and six middle/secondary schools.
They enlisted the help of pupils, parents, friends, churches and community groups to collect the tokens, which were printed in the Examiner between March 26 and April 28.
Natasha Maskery, the Examiner's marketing executive said: "We are delighted with the response from local schools and hope to get even more on board next year."
Other cash winners were:
* Scissett C of E First came second in the primary schools category, collecting more than 3,000 tokens and winning £500 to spend on computer equipment for its ICT suite.
* In the middle and high schools category Moor End Technology College at Crosland Moor received £500 to redevelop its dining facilities and outdoor recreation area.
* Rawthorpe High received £500 after coming second in the same cate- gory. It will use the money for Bolly- wood movement and dance performances and tutorial classes.
The sessions, for feeder primary schools, aim to build self-esteem and confidence and give a taster of another art culture.