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Spare some change for our climbing frames?

PUBLISHED: 17:17 23 November 2017

Gascoigne Primary School needs to raise £100,000 for a similar play area.

Gascoigne Primary School needs to raise £100,000 for a similar play area.

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Pupils in Barking are asking parents to check their pockets and down the backs of sofas to help raise money for two climbing frames.

Gascoigne Primary School needs to raise £100,000 to build an outdoor play area at its sites in Gascoigne Road and Shaftesbury Avenue.

Headteacher Joanne Preston is hoping penny power will help them reach their fundraising target.

“We know lots of parents come back from a holiday abroad with a pocketful of currency that ends up in a drawer,” she said.

“This is a great way to donate your dosh and make a real positive difference.”

Old pesos and pula, lira and lei will be grabbed in the bid to buy traverse walls, cargo nets and tangle fields.

The obstacles will be safe for pupils under the age of five, the school says.

To donate your old coins or left over foreign currency, call the school on 020 8270 4291 or click here.

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