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.