Your vote can help to give school a cash lift

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page - by Thom Mor­ris tmor­ris@thek­m­group.co.uk

PUPILS at a school in Ash­ford are hop­ing to win a £7,500 makeover for their play­ground – and they need your help.

Year 6 pupils Mil­lie Cronin, 10, and Grace Hollingsworth, 11, en­tered the com­pe­ti­tion, run by the KM Group and Denne, so their play­ground at Vic­to­ria Road Pri­mary School can be more fun.

They have now reached the fi­nal and are ap­peal­ing for help to win the top prize, for which they are com­pet­ing with 19 schools across the county.

Grace said: “I’d like to spend the money on lots of dif­fer­ent equip­ment. We would like to re­paint the hop­scotch and step­ping stones and have some per­ma­nent mark­ings on the ground.

“There’s not much green­ery in the play­ground and there’s nowhere to sit so it would be nice if we could have some benches with planters at the end to at­tract wildlife.”

Ma­jor road­works are due to start out­side the school and it is hoped the money will help cheer the chil­dren up over the noise and dust of dig­gers.

Mil­lie added: “We’d also like a sand­pit and we could also get some new toys like balls and skip­ping ropes and we’d also like some dress­ing up clothes and a big play house.”

The school would also like to con­struct a climb­ing frame in the play­ground.

Read­ers can help the chil­dren by col­lect­ing the to­ken on this page and do­nat­ing it to the school.

The school get­ting the most votes on a pro-rata ba­sis, com­pared to the pupil head­count, will win.

To­kens will ap­pear in the paper un­til June 3 while a spe­cial to­ken worth five points will be printed on June 10. The win­ner will be an­nounced on June 24.

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