The Shropshire Star has launched their latest competition, which will see schools win a share of £12,000.

Schools are signing up for the Cash for Schools competition, which will see five of them walking away with a cash prize. This amazing competition is open to all Infant, Junior, and Primary schools with Reception to Year 6 pupils within the Shropshire Star circulation area.

The competition is being sponsored by Enterprise Flex-E-Rent, which offer commercial vehicle hire and fleet solutions from their head office in Shrewsbury. The Entry stage is now open and closes on Friday, February 11, 2022. For Schools to sign up for the Shropshire Star’s Cash for Schools competition the entry form MUST be completed and submitted by the individual school only, with approval from the head teacher or a senior member of the leadership team.
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All schools that enter will be showcased in a special Cash for Schools supplement, which will appear in the Shropshire Star on Thursday, March 3, 2022, and will signal the start of the token collect campaign.

All parents, children and teachers have to do is collect as many tokens as possible that will appear every day in the Shropshire Star from Thursday, March 3, 2022 to Saturday, April 2, 2022.

Five schools with the most tokens collected per pupil, will walk away with a cash prize and win a share of the £12,000 prize pot. The first placed school with the most tokens collected per pupil will scoop a whooping £5,000, followed by £3,000 for second, £2,000 for third and then two £1,000 awards, which will be presented to the fourth and fifth place schools.

Just think what a huge cash prize could buy your school. Maybe it could be the latest tech, such as a new interactive whiteboard, tablets or laptops – or how about a projector and screen for the school hall? There is plenty that could be bought for the playground, from new sports equipment to the creation of a forest school area – or what about new gym equipment or cycle track to encourage the next generation of Olympians?

Maybe your school has a project that needs funding, such as equipment for a quiet sensory area, an all-weather track for the playing fields, or new school furniture. The Cash For Schools competition money could even be used to fund a school trip, create an art installation with a professional artist, or pay for a visit from a theatre company so youngsters can experience being an actor for the day.

A spokesperson from Enterprise Flex-E-Rent said: “Having previously worked with the Shropshire Star on the Cash for Your Community campaign, Enterprise Flex-E-Rent are proud to once again join in partnership on an exciting new project to support schools in the local area. As a proud Shropshire resident, with a large proportion of our team living in the region, we know how much access to high quality education matters to our community.

“Having been so impressed with the impact made by you, the people of Shropshire, throughout our prior campaigns, we are excited to be inspired once again and support infant and primary schools to improve access to technology, sports equipment and books. As a business we pride ourselves on developing our people to fulfil their potential, and we know that primary education provides the foundations upon which the talents of our youth may grow.”

Rob Kelly, head of circulation at the Shropshire Star, said the cash prizes will be a fantastic boost for any school. “Being at the forefront of news, we know that a lot of schools are struggling to buy supplies and equipment,” he said. “Now it’s time for our readers to give a bit back to their local school by collecting tokens from their favourite daily newspaper. The cash prizes will help to buy anything, from essential equipment to items that will enhance learning at the school. We would say to readers, that if you don’t think your school is taking part then ask them to get involved – they’ve got nothing to lose and potentially a lot to gain.”