Dig out your foreign cash for school

File photo dated 19/04/13 of a general view of some one pound coins as devaluing the pound by a third will allow British manufacturing to compete in the world, a think tank argues. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday April 29, 2013. Britain has gone from being the "workshop of the world" in the 19th century to a "middling power" with a steadily declining influence, according to a Civitas-published report. See PA story POLITICS Pound. Photo credit should read: Simon Cooper/PA Wire ENGNNL00120130307134054
File photo dated 19/04/13 of a general view of some one pound coins as devaluing the pound by a third will allow British manufacturing to compete in the world, a think tank argues. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday April 29, 2013. Britain has gone from being the "workshop of the world" in the 19th century to a "middling power" with a steadily declining influence, according to a Civitas-published report. See PA story POLITICS Pound. Photo credit should read: Simon Cooper/PA Wire ENGNNL00120130307134054

Russell Lower School has come up with a novel way of raising funds for school activities and projects.

The Ampthill school is appealing for donations of any worldwide currency in notes or coins - and any older currency such as German Marks, Spanish pesetas, Greek drachma, old UK shillings, and any old UK coins that are no longer legal tender.

It is estimated that there is £100 million in old and foreign coins across the UK tucked away in drawers that could be put to use to help good causes.

These donations can be turned into real money that the school can use.

If you or your business would like to help with this collection, then please get in touch with the school at russell@cbc.beds.sch.uk