Children count up for campaign

Cash for Schools at Ackworth Howard School.'Helen Clough the business manager
Cash for Schools at Ackworth Howard School.'Helen Clough the business manager
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COUPON-COLLECTING pupils at Ackworth Howard CE J&I School are learning all about “responsibility” as they take part in the Express’ Cash for Schools campaign.

The Station Road school joined the race to collect the most bank-note vouchers – which can be cut out of the Express – in a bid to win the £2,000 cash prize.

Helen Clough, the school’s business manager, said: “We joined the campaign two weeks ago, and so far we’ve already got in quite a few tokens, we haven’t counted the monetary value yet, but the children are so excited about getting involved and counting the cash.

“It’s so nice for them to get involved with these kind of campaigns because it teaches them a great deal about responsibility and allows them to give back to the school.”

Schools who join up are given money bank books to keep track of vouchers coming in and posters to advertise to pupils the rules of the campaign.

Miss Clough said: “We have mostly managed to reach the parents through out text messaging service which has around 175 parents signed up.

“If we won the competition we would definitely ask the children what they wanted first because they are the ones who have done the hard work.

“What the school really needs is an outdoor weather pitch so in the winter months when it’s not safe for them to play out all the time on the grass they can enjoy a real sports pitch and not have to be stuck inside.”