School asks for loo roll donations



A primary school is asking parents to donate toilet rolls so it has more cash to spend on educating pupils.

Ghyllgrove Infants School in Basildon, Essex, is facing a budget deficit of more than £10,000 and is set to lose two staff through voluntary redundancy in September.

"Like many other schools Ghyllgrove has serious financial problems and is trying to save as much money as it can on small items so it has as much as possible to spend in the classroom," said a spokesman for Essex County Council.

"Schools have to do what they can in situations like this. Essex had one of the smallest cash increases and across the county we are looking at 60 to 70 redundancies in schools."