However, Bertram Primary School asked families and friends to donate their spare five-cent coins to a fundraiser and have collected more than $500.
The novel fundraiser was developed by teacher Abigail Flood, with money raised to help fund seating at the school’s swale.
‘The five-cent drive ran for just over five weeks with each learning area receiving a soft-drink bottle to attempt to fill,’ she said.
‘While none of the soft-drink bottles were filled, two came extremely close to raising over $80 each.
‘The five-cent idea was implemented as a fun and novel way to fundraise, as many people will happily donate their five-cent coins without hesitation yet when combined a significant amount can be made.’