We’re in it to win it – are you?

SEN Cash For Schools - Kyle Grzesiowski, left, Ailsa Mills, Leonie Leyshon, Hazel Green-Bain, and Harvey Trotter,  at Barrowcliff Infants and Juniors School.  Picture by Andrew Higgins  114047c   05/10/11
SEN Cash For Schools - Kyle Grzesiowski, left, Ailsa Mills, Leonie Leyshon, Hazel Green-Bain, and Harvey Trotter, at Barrowcliff Infants and Juniors School. Picture by Andrew Higgins 114047c 05/10/11

SCHOOLS from across the area are registering for our Cash For Schools scheme, in the hope of winning a share of a whopping £4,000 prize fund.

We’ve teamed up with Barclays Money Skills for the challenge which is open to all primary and special schools, with a top prize of £3,000 and a runner-up prize of £1,000.

Taking part is easy – schools are asked to encourage their pupils, families and friends to collect the Barclays Money Skills banknote tokens printed in the Scarborough Evening News until Saturday October 22.

Barrowcliff Nursery and Infant School is the latest to register, joining St Peter’s, Wheatcroft, Cayton, Filey Juniors, Springhead, Woodlands, Filey Infants, Brompton and Sawdon, St Martin’s and Northstead School in the competition.

If your school is not already registered, or if you need further details, call us on (01723) 383810 and we will make sure you are part of the action!

We want schools to let us know what lengths they are going to in order to give them a greater chance of success and we will feature them in the newspaper.

And we want to know how you would use prize money to improve children’s money skills at an early age, so do get in touch.

The schools which collect the highest monetary value in banknotes - calculated on a pupil/value ratio - will win one of the fantastic cash prizes to enable them to promote financial capability amongst their pupils.

We will send all participating schools special Cash for Schools bank books so pupils can keep a record of how many banknotes they have contributed to their school’s tally as there will be an extra prize for the pupil who has gone that extra mile.

Look out for bumper banknotes with a higher value which will be printed from time to time as these could significantly boost your school’s total.

The innovative money management programme, Barclays Money Skills, helps students and young people to strengthen their financial skills, knowledge and confidence.

Barclays community business partner for the North East, Marie Morris, said: “Now more than ever the skills and habits we learn at a young age are what many people use for the rest of their lives.

“We hope our support will inspire schools to take part and develop ways to improve the financial capability skills of pupils.”