Sandown School behind Cash for Schools

Cutting out Hastings Observer mastheads at Sandown School, Hastings
Cutting out Hastings Observer mastheads at Sandown School, Hastings

PARENTS, teachers and pupils across 1066 Country are already getting behind the Observer’s offer to help schools.

Pupils at Sandown School have been busy cutting out Observer mastheads and have collected 20 so far as part of our Cash for Schools scheme.

The school on The Ridge is raising money to get a noticeboard for parents and wants to build a new bike shed.

Charles Lindsay, headteacher, said: “One of the parents brought this up so we decided to drum up support in our newsletter.

“We would like to get a new noticeboard and a new shed as a lot of our children come by bike and scooter.”

Sandown School is also trying to refurbish its swimming pool, which is also used by others schools and children’s groups.

It already has raised around £18,000 but is hoping to reach a £140,000 target.

Mr Lindsay said: “We would need to find a bigger investor for this as the building housing the pool is so run down. We don’t intend to close the pool however.”

The Observer is running its Cash for Schools offer until Friday, July 10 so every school in the area can be quids in.

Simply cut out the masthead on the front of the paper, the blue Observer at the top of the front page, making sure the dateline is intact.

Towards the end of the month, the Observer will print a form for you to complete. It’s then a case of sending us the form and all of the mastheads your school has collected, and we’ll pay you for every single one.

For infant, junior and primary schools catering for pupils up to year seven, we shall give your school 2p for every masthead. For senior schools up to year 11, 1p for every masthead.

Each masthead must be original. No photocopies are allowed.

Observer series editor-in-chief Keith Ridley said: “It’s great that schools are already taking part in our offer, as it will help bring in a little cash for a small treat, like new books.

“If schools and parents club together and collect as many mastheads as possible then a nice little sum could be winging its way to your school.”

Special prizes will also be awarded to a random selection of schools that take part, irrespective of the number of mastheads they collect.