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The 2019 SJF Penny War!

10th Mar 2019

Mrs Barrett has organised our annual fundraising event to support the Bishop’s annual ‘Good Shepherd’ appeal which traditionally supports the vital work of the small Diocesan charities and support services. These help the people of Hallam Diocese which covers South Yorkshire and parts of North Derbyshire and North Nottinghamshire.

We will do this by having our second ‘Penny War’! We invite the children in every class to collect pennies and two-pennies. These will then be placed by the children into their class collecting tins at the beginning of each school day. A penny is worth one point and a two-pence coin is worth two points.

Silver coins can also be used by children to ‘sabotage’ another class’ total. Any Silver coins deposited into the tin of another class will reduce their total. A 5p coin deposited will reduce the total by 5 points; a 10p coin will reduce that class’ total by 10 points; a pound coin will reduce it by 100 points; and a two-pound coin will reduce a class total by 200 points - and so on…

The tins will be placed in the school hall at lunchtime for the children to add silver ‘sabotage’ coins if they want to. At the end of Holy Week the tins will be opened and the pennies and two pence coins will be counted. The silver coins in each tin will then be counted so that the deductions can be made. The class that manages to collect the most points after the deductions have been made will earn ‘Golden Time’ so don’t forget to bring in your coins!