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THE entries are in and the shortlist has been drawn up – and it’s now up to you to decide who should win cash to spruce up their schools.

There are 15 schools battling it out to win a share of cash to go towards building new facilities.

The money could be for new PE equipment, IT facilities or it could be used to create an allotment.

The cash is being offered through The News School Build Challenge.

The competition has been launched with construction firms Warings and Leadbitter.

The money is being offered to primary schools across the area to support projects.

The shortlist is:-

Springwood Junior School

Sharps Copse Primary School

Lyndhurst Primary School

Redwood Park School

Waterloo School

St John’s CEC Primary School

Flying Bull Primary and Nursery School

Barncroft Primary School

Federation of Leesland Schools

Highbury Primary School

Riders Infant School

Morelands Primary School

Bidbury Junior School

Langstone Junior School

Newtown Soberton Infant School

Mark Waldron, editor of The News, said: ‘We’ve seen some fantastic entries from schools across the area.

‘It’s great to see so many schools are passionate about changing the way that they learn.

‘Now we are looking forward to seeing which schools you, the readers, want to see as the winners.’

Dave Cook, regional director at Leadbitter said: ‘We are delighted with the response by the schools 
to the School Build 
Challenge.

‘The standard has been good and we are impressed by the aspirations of the children.

‘Leadbitter and Warings look forward to working with the successful schools.’

It’s now down to you, the readers, to choose which school should win a prize of works to the value of £3,000, £2,000 or £1,000, by sending in tokens.

The tokens will be printed in The News every day next week.

All you need to do is to collect as many tokens as possible for your chosen school.

See page 23 of The News today for the token.