Pupils have been on a charity drive for Birmingham’s most vulnerable communities. Caring pupils and staff at the school created 20 hampers for the Birmingham City Mission to help provide comfort to young and old this winter. The mission was established in 1966 and has been offering food, friendship and support to some of the city’s most vulnerable and marginalised people for over 50 years.

The school also held a Christmas fayre and a Christmas Jumper Day to raise much needed funds for charity. In total, pupils at the school have raised in excess of £1,700 over the half-term.

The charitable work forms part of the school’s annual Festive Winter Gift Programme, which takes place across all 28 schools that are part of the multi-academy trust, Star Academies.

Mrs Al-Ani, Principal at Small Heath Leadership Academy said she was proud of the way the school’s community had come together to raise funds for those in need. She said:

“Our pupils, staff, parents and carers have worked exceptionally hard to help make a difference to those who might be struggling over the winter period. As a school, we know how important it is to play an active role in our local community. We want all our pupils to understand how they can help others and the value of charitable giving. We are so very proud of our whole school community who have worked so well together to help an excellent local cause.”