Solihull pupils raise almost £10,000 for Newlands Bishop Farm in a week - The Solihull Observer

Solihull pupils raise almost £10,000 for Newlands Bishop Farm in a week

Solihull Editorial 15th Jan, 2023   0

KIND-HEARTED pupils and staff at Solihull Preparatory School raised almost £10,000 for Newlands Bishop Farm.

The school’s annual charity week hosted a number of events including a dog agility display, a staff dodgeball match, a book sale, a movie afternoon, a talent show and a non-uniform day.

There was also a tuckshop takeover where J4 pupils set up in the Warwick Road campus Refectory to sell breaktime treats to Senior School pupils.

Over the week £9,571.97 was raised in aid of Newlands Bishop Farm, which is part of the Family Care Trust.

The farm gives people with learning disabilities and mental health conditions the opportunity to learn work-based skills through work experiences in horticulture, woodwork, gardening, horse care, catering and retail and animal husbandry.

Mark Penney, head of Solihull Preparatory School, said: “Our Charity Week is a hotly anticipated event in the school calendar and, once again, with remarkable support of staff and parents, and the children’s boundless energy and enthusiasm, we have raised a wonderful amount.

“Newlands Bishop Farm, is a fantastic Solihull-based charity and we were inspired to collect for Newlands Bishop Farm by Preparatory School maintenance operative Tony Quinney, whose daughter Leanne works at the centre.

“Ahead of Charity Week, Leanne spoke in assembly where she shared how working at the farm had benefited her social and emotional development.

“Later that week, members of the Preparatory School Council then visited the farm to understand more about the opportunities it provides members of the local community.”

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