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Sponsored bounce reaches great heights!


Pre-Prep children have been getting bouncy and active for a very special cause. They took part in a Sponsored Bounce as part of the School’s Big Sleuth fundraising for the Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity. Over the course of a week they skipped, jumped, bobbed and vaulted their way through a carousel of activities.

From jumping in sacks to bunny hops, the children furiously bounced for two minutes, before moving on to their next activity. The Pre-Prep gym was a haze of red, glowing happy faces as they all embraced these strenuous challenges. Everybody worked incredibly hard and although exhausted by the end, they were all very willing to help to raise money for this wonderful cause. The money from our kind sponsors has now been counted and amounts to a grand total of £2,297.50 gift aid. Thank you to everyone for your support.

The sponsored bounce is one of a number of fundraising activities taking place at The Blue Coat School as part of The Big Sleuth project. Many visitors to Birmingham last year will remember The Big Hoot; this year the brand-new sculpture event will be launched with a group of bears, which as the children have learnt, is also known as a ‘sleuth’.
After they have been on display the bears which have been professionally designed, will be auctioned to raise valuable funds for the Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity. Around one hundred smaller sunbears have been purchased by local schools and will also form part of a trail for children to spot in and around Birmingham, Sandwell, Solihull and Sutton Coldfield. 

We received our sunbear in February and since then all the children and staff have been busy designing his new outfit. Named by the children, ‘Bluey Bearnard’ he has now gone to meet his new friends wearing a beautiful waistcoat made up of hexagonal designs and with a collar of bees, a ladybird and a caterpillar contributed by Pre-Prep and Buttons Nursery. Bluey will spend the summer at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery with around twenty other bears before returning to School in the Autumn. The trail starts on 12 July so why not see if you can find him?


Published: June 22 2017

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