Fun Day Raises £800

Staff and students at Solihull Sixth Form College have raised more than £800 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital by organising a charity Fun Day to say goodbye to second year A level students.

Former student Will Graves, who now works for Birmingham Children’s Hospital charity came into College to collect a cheque for £800 and offered his thanks to College staff and students for the donation. The total raised is the highest single event fundraising total ever at the College and will go towards Ward 8.

The Fun Day followed key assessments sat by Year 13 students last month, which will go towards the calculation of their grades this summer and was a chance for staff and students to say a final goodbye before they returned to remote learning this month. Activities at the Fun Day included hula hoops, bean toss, an obstacle course and ring toss. There was also be a photobooth, which proved very popular with students. Tasty treats were also on sale, including ice cream, waffles and candy floss.

“Congratulations to the Student Council and to the Student Development Officers who put in so much hard work to make this event so successful. Not only was it a lovely day that enabled us to celebrate our second-year students time at College during one of the most challenging years I have ever known in education, but the amount of money raised was outstanding. It was wonderful to see students getting into the spirit of the event and supporting the activities before they head off for new challenges at university, training or employment. We wish them well.”

College Principal Martin Sullivan

9 June 2021