Schools in Carlton and Mapperley receive cash boost for books


Two schools in Mapperley and Carlton have received a new cash boost for books after a local estate agent donated £400 as a competition prize. 

Students from Carlton Central Infant School were recently presented with a cheque for £400 from the Nottingham Estate Agency (part of The Nottingham). The money is to be spent on reading books for the school.

Both Carlton Central and Mapperley Plains Primary School are gaining the generous sum – the latter will be presented with their funds soon – following a competition that saw youngsters from both establishments design colourful estate agency For Sale signs.

The winning entry, by Toby Liptrott who attends Mapperley Plains, was turned into a real, full-size For Sale board and for every vendor that chose it instead of a generic sign to advertise their property being on the market each school received £25 from Nottingham Estate Agency.

Paula Deabill, office manager at Carlton Central, said: “The children really enjoyed designing the For Sale boards and it is very exciting that some of them can be seen out and about in our community – the children always get very excited when they see one and come in to school to tell us all about it.

“This has been an excellent opportunity to bring The Nottingham together with the school – both of us feel it is very important to work with the community. The £400 will be spent on reading books and we very much look forward to continuing our relationship with the society.”

Nottingham Estate Agency property sales manager Ben Sales added: “We are proud to support our local communities, especially as we are part of a large, mutual building society in the form of The Nottingham.

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“The pupils really engaged with the competition when we introduced it earlier in the year and it was great to return to Carlton Central – as we will be doing with Mapperley Plains soon – to hand over a cheque for £400.”

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