Fairways School in Birmingham recently held its first end of year Fun Day after opening its doors in Autumn 2018. Parents, carers, social workers and staff from the special educational needs assessment & review team all attended the event, which was a great success and also raised £165 for the Trussell Trust.
Young people at the school created posters to promote the Fun Day, baked cakes and biscuits to sell, as well as coming up with various activities and fun challenges for the day. This included a Circus Skills Activities Session where attendees got to try their hand at stilt walking – with stilts made by one of the students, unicycling, as well as juggling, hoola hooping, a tin can alley and ring toss. In addition, a tombola, face painting station and guess the number of sweets in the jar were held to raise funds for the charity.
Fairways School also created its very own Bush Tucker Trial where participants were challenged to eat meal worms, crickets and drink a very scary shark infected milkshake! There was also a wet sponge throwing event, where Head teacher Michelle Woodward and team took to the stocks in the spirit of charity – much to the students’ delight.
Following the success of the Fun Day, the Trussell Trust, who support a nationwide network of foodbanks, will be visiting Fairways School at the start of the next term to hold an assembly on food poverty, finance and explain more about the charity work they do.
Michelle Woodward, Head Teacher at Fairways School commented “The open day was a huge success, thanks to the commitment from our young people and staff, who worked tirelessly to make it fun with lots of opportunities to raise money for local food banks”.
Fairways School is a specialist education provision which caters for students aged 11-17 years with social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH). The school provides a nurturing, supportive environment tailored to young people’s unique needs, encouraging them to enjoy learning again.