In case you’re not familiar with it, here’s how it works. The public – and that includes you – gets the chance to use social media to vote for the schools they want to shortlist. Next, those schools are allocated token tubes which you’ll find in Borough Market, and into which you can deposit a special token to represent a single vote. You’ll be given a token every time you buy something at a participating shop or business, so the scheme encourages local trade as well as helping local schools. Don’t worry; the token tubes will be available for the whole of the summer holidays, so there’s plenty of time to clock up a few votes for your favourite local school.
We’ll be counting the votes and announcing the winner in September, and this year’s prize is £1,000 to be spent at any Halifax businesses. Last year’s prize went to Sowerby Village School and helped pay for arts and crafts materials bought from shops in Halifax.
The 8 schools shortlisted this year are:
Tokens will be available from the participating shops and businesses on 18th July and the token tubes will be located in Halifax Borough Market, GOOD LUCK!