Springwell stays on top

Mark Rycraft

Mark Rycraft

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THE Mail’s Shop for Schools competition is hotting up as Springwell School has officially passed the 100 points mark.

The Wiltshire Way-based school has catapulted well ahead of its rivals, with 103.77 points in our competition, which is held in conjunction with Middleton Grange Shopping Centre, in Hartlepool.

Holding on to second place is Ward Jackson, with 81.31 points, while St Joseph’s in Blackhall stays in third place, with 44.76 points.

Hart, Holy Trinity, Rift House, St Helen’s and Throston are not far behind in the league table.

Centre manager Mark Rycraft said: “Points are really starting to rack up for prizes and this is a great way to help the local community.

“We look forward to our local schools winning prizes.”

With just over three weeks until the competition’s closing date, on September 4, people are urged to get collecting in order to win fantastic prizes for their favourite schools.

All you have to do to net a range of items including a choice of books, sports equipment and electrical equipment for schools, is take any receipts from goods bought in Middleton Grange to the centre’s information stand to have them stamped.

Every pound spent gains one point in the competition and the receipts will be returned with points vouchers, which should be posted inside one of 24 letter boxes relating to each competing school.

The more points each school collects, the bigger the prizes heading to pupils in Hartlepool and east Durham.

Smaller schools need not worry about missing out, as points are counted proportionately to each school’s pupil numbers.

Double points are available at the centre on Sundays, with triple points up for grabs on Bank Holiday Monday, August 29.

Keep buying the Mail this week for a bonus voucher, increasing your school’s chances of winning top prizes.