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Pupils raise record amount for charity

Bournville School pupils got creative to raise money for the Birmingham Children's Hospital

Posted by Hannah Vickers | May 27, 2017 | School life

Pupils at Bournville School have raised more than £1,000 for the Birmingham Children’s Hospital through The Big Sleuth project. 

Pupils at the academy, which is run by Fairfax Multi-Academy Trust, took part in a competition to decorate their own bear cub sculpture for this year’s theme, Bournville’s identity.

To celebrate Bournville’s identity, pupils were invited to share memorable stories of growing up in Bournville which will be patched on to the bear cub using the winning designs.  

Winning bear design by Amy Downing, year 11 pupil

The winning designs named, ‘Bournville Unwrapped’ were created by Amy Downing, year 11 and Arnaa Arooj, year 9 and will resemble an unwrapped chocolate bar. 

Pupils also took part in fundraising activities including a non-uniform day and a cake sale, which helped raise over £1,000. 

Joanne Cottle, Head Teacher at Bournville School said: “I’m proud to see the generosity of our pupils and how they genuinely want to help other children, who aren’t as fortunate as them. 

Winning bear design by Arnaa Arooj, year 9 pupil

“It’s great to see the pupils take an active interest in The Big Sleuth project this year. We’ve had some very creative designs submitted and congratulations to Amy and Arnaa for their outstanding performance.”

They are learning the value of empathy and appreciation for what they have - values we hope to instil in all our pupils - Andy Bird, CEO of Fairfax Multi- Academy Trust

CEO of Fairfax Multi- Academy Trust, Andy Bird said: “The Big Sleuth project is a great opportunity for pupils to develop their creativity for such a great cause. 

“They are learning the value of empathy and appreciation for what they have - values we hope to instil in all our pupils. 

“Well done to Arnaa and Amy for beating out the tough competition, I know it can’t have been easy for the judges to decide. Bournville Unwrapped is looking great and I look forward to seeing the final result.” 

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