News and Events at Sheffield Springs Academy

Over £1700 raised for Charity!!!

Fund raising at Sheffield Springs Academy is met with enthusiasm and whole school support.  We started early this year: taking part in the nation’s Macmillan Coffee Morning, selling poppies for Remembrance Day and holding a charity event for Children in Need.

Along with raising money for known charities, we also have a dedicated fund raising team who work really hard to raise money for the Academy’s 3 chosen charities each year.  This year the students voted to take part in the Sheffield Children’s charity, in partnership with Wild in Art, to raise money for Sheffield Children’s Hospital along with Water Aid and Teenage Cancer Trust.  The students worked in their own time, very often through breaks and lunch, to do book art folding, cooking and organising forthcoming events, whether it be a cake bake or more involved charity stall.  These events are usually popular with other students and only crumbs are left at the end of the sale! Thank you also to Mr Innes’s and Ms Beard’s form – 9 Ecclesfield- who have been collecting loose change all year and have amassed over £70 for our chosen charities.

At the end of May a group of boys came together to raise money for a common goal – Cancer Research.  Led by year 9 student Mason Brown, and using rowing machines, the boys rowed the equivalent distance between Dover and Calais.  Working in a relay system they hoped to cover the distance – 20.8 miles – in just 1 hour.  It was touch and go for a short while, but the boys managed to dock in Calais harbour just as the bell signalled the end of break. They managed to raise a very respectable £405.94.

£1706.51 being collected for charities.  Along with thanking all students and staff involved with charity events, we would like to thank Tesco and Morrisons for their donations of Easter eggs and Christmas chocolate for our raffles.

Over £1700 raised for Charity!!!


Hope joins the Herd

During December and February, on both our website and in the local paper (Sheffield Star), we proudly publicised our involvement with the Children’s Hospital charity Herd of Sheffield event.  This meant that Sheffield Springs Academy would adopt, sponsor and decorate a 73cm tall elephant sculpture.  

During March we ran an internal competition to name our member of the Sheffield Children’s Charity ‘Little Herd’: the winner of the competition was Victoria Nicolosi and our little elephant, previously known as LH39, was given the prestigious name of Hope.  

Using their organisation, baking and paper folding skills, our fundraising team worked really hard preparing for events to raise our sponsorship money. Thanks to their efforts, and support from both staff and students in the academy, we were proud to send our donation of £500 to the Sheffield Children’s Charity. 

Whilst the fundraising team were busy raising the money, the design team were also busy creating a bespoke design for Sheffield Springs Academy.  They decided to incorporate the theme ‘everything Sheffield’; as you can see from the finished product, a great deal of thought was given to what makes Sheffield famous.   How many things can you find on our elephant.

On Thursday 19th May, Hope was taken to join the other ‘Little Herd’ members.   During the summer over 40 elephants will be on display throughout the city of Sheffield, showcasing the talents of Sheffield Springs Academy and other schools.  Our Hope will be found at Ponds Forge Leisure Centre, along with other herd members, and would love you to visit.

Hope joins the Herd


CZIS Sheffield Disability Schools Championship

 On Monday 18th April we hosted the Snooker Disability Tournament with world snooker and the cue zone into schools project. The atmosphere was unbelievable and everyone involved had fun. 

Chris Lovell from world snooker was so impressed he has promised students to be his VIP guests in York for the UK championships, where they will go behind the scenes and meet a few of the players as well!

Well done everyone. 


CZIS Sheffield Disability Schools Championship



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