We’ve cash in the (Wood)bank! School wins our £3,000 prize

Cash for Schools winner Woodbank Special school, Luddenden Foot'Pictured are Samuel Wainwright, 11, Jane Ingham HT, Chris Swallow from Barclays bank, Helen Wood, Lorraine Whitehead, Nicky Crowther, Tyler Smith, four, Chloe Thomas, 10 and Sabah Bi, eight years old
Cash for Schools winner Woodbank Special school, Luddenden Foot'Pictured are Samuel Wainwright, 11, Jane Ingham HT, Chris Swallow from Barclays bank, Helen Wood, Lorraine Whitehead, Nicky Crowther, Tyler Smith, four, Chloe Thomas, 10 and Sabah Bi, eight years old

Woodbank Special School is celebrating after collecting £3,000 for winning the Courier Cash for Schools competition.

The Luddenden school triumphed over 47 others in the Calderdale-wide contest to collect the most cash tokens in copies of the Courier, Hebden Bridge Times, Todmorden News and Brighouse Echo.

The competition was run on a pupil/cash ratio, with Woodbank pupils collecting £233,485 worth of vouchers, which equates to £3,592 per pupil.

The school also had the champion collector, Sabah Bi, who collected £76,715 on her own and who has won a family ticket to York Dungeon.

The two runner-up schools, Old Town in Hebden Bridge (£3,107 per pupil) and Sacred Heart in Sowerby Bridge, (£1,909 per pupil) each receive £1,000.

Jane Ingham, head teacher at Woodbank, said: “We’re very proud and the pupils have been fantastic in collecting the vouchers.

“I think it just shows what a tight school community we have got and the children and families were so kind to support it

“One of the things we’ll be doing in the future is helping children to learn about how to manage their personal finances and this will help with that.”

Altogether, Calderdale schools collected, £4,176,528 worth of vouchers.

The money is being donated by Barclays, and Halifax branch manager Chris Swallow said: “I’m delighted Wood Bank Primary Special School have been successful in collecting the most tokens and receiving the prize of £3,000.

“Well done to all the pupils who took part,” he added.