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School bids for lottery funding

Date: 05/11/2008           Category: Learning and Achievement

Spinnens Acre School is bidding for £50,000 of lottery money to help install a cabin in woodlands at the school – and they need residents’ help to win. Pupils and staff have been busy fund raising for the wildlife project for the past two years but are hoping the People’s Millions will help seal the deal. The school in Lordswood will feature on ITV Meridian on Monday, 24 November and will go head-to-head with another community project for a chance of winning the cash. The school will find out the result on Tuesday (25 November). If they don’t win Monday night’s money, the votes will go towards a runners-up prize on Friday, so they could still be in with a chance. Business manager at the school Clair Wilkins said: “The cabin will offer pupils, the wider community and wildlife enthusiasts the opportunity to observe and photograph wildlife including nesting birds, hedgehogs and insects. “School discos, tag days and sponsored events have helped towards fund raising. The youth service has been a great help too; they helped clear the woodland. “Winning the People’s Millions will provide us with a really big chunk of the estimated £80,000 needed to complete the project. “We need everyone in Medway to vote for us.”