'Don't miss out' - Last week for schools to sign up to our £20k sports gear campaign

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Schools can win a share of £20,000 of sports equipment - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Schools in Suffolk and north Essex have until Friday, May 6 to register for our new campaign in which they can win a share of £20,000 of sports equipment.


In recent years this newspaper has given over £100,000 worth of equipment to schools, including gardening to promote healthy eating, sport to get young children exercising more and books to improve the benefits of reading. 

We have now launched our latest campaign, the £20,000 Sports Equipment for Schools initiative, offering schools the chance to win new sporting items.

Sports Equipment for Schools logo

Sports Equipment for Schools logo - Credit: Archant

By collecting daily tokens printed in the EADT and Ipswich Star, primary schools across the region will have the chance to win a share of the equipment.

The schools collecting the most tokens (taken as a ratio to pupils) will receive a full primary athletics kit worth over £1,000 plus a visit from a professional athlete who has represented Great Britain. Second prize will be a Sports Hall triathlon kit worth £750.

Every other school that collects more than 1,000 tokens will receive a pack worth over £120.
Schools need to register before May 6 to take part. Register now via the online form https://archant.wufoo.com/forms/sports-equipment-for-schools/   

Brad Jones, editor of the EADT and Ipswich Star, said: "Dozens of schools have already signed up, but my message to all primary schools in the area is 'don't miss out'. This is a great initiative, and the entire school community can get involved in collecting the tokens from newspapers. 

"We'll be providing collection boxes for schools too."

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The first tokens will appear Monday May 9, final token Saturday July 16.

These are the schools which have already signed up:

  • Cherry Hinton CofE Primary School
  • Exning Primary School
  • Wells Hall Primary School 
  • Clare Community Primary School
  • Stratford St Mary Primary
  • St Matthew’s CofE Primary School 
  • Bucklesham Primary School
  • Fairfield Infant School
  • Trimley St Martin Primary School
  • Melton Primary School
  • Orford CEVAP School
  • Eyke C of E Primary School
  • Martlesham Primary Acadmey 
  • Easton Primary School
  • Grundisburgh Primary School
  • Bedfield ce primary 
  • Worlingworth CEVC Primary School
  • Abbots hall primary school
  • Freeman CP School
  • Bacton Primary School
  • Wetheringsett Manor
  • Sir Robert Hitcham CEVAP School
  • Aldeburgh primary school
  • Castle Hill Infant and Junior School
  • SET Saxmundham 
  • Benhall Primary School
  • Yoxford & Peasenhall Primary
  • Edgar Sewter Primary
  • Sprites Primary Academy
  • Gusford Primary School
  • The Willows Daycare
  • Ranelagh Primary School
  • St Edmunds Primary
  • Wilby V C P School
  • Fressingfield CEP School
  • St. Peter & St Paul C E Primary School
  • Occold Primary School 
  • All saints Lawshall
  • Barrow CEVC Primary
  • Rosehill Playgroup 
  • Walsham le Willows CEVC Primary School
  • St Margaret's CEVAP School
  • Gorseland primary
  • Cedarwood Primary School
  • Bosmere Primary School
  • Creeting st Mary CEVAP
  • Hadleigh Community Primary
  • Beaumont Community Primary School
  • Copdock & Bentley Federation
  • Hintlesham & Chattisham C of E Primary School
  • Somersham Primary School
  • Bentley cevc primary school 
  • Stutton Church of England Primary School
  • Snape Primary School