During December, 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 means that Sheffield Springs Academy will adopt, sponsor and decorate a 73cm tall elephant sculpture. The Sheffield Springs fundraising team have already been busy holding fundraising events, which include cake sales and Christmas jumper day, towards raising our sponsor money of £500. Our next fund raising event is being held on Friday 11th March which will include an Easter raffle with chocolate donated by Tesco’s at Abbey dale Road, Sheffield.
We have now taken delivery of our member of the ‘little herd’: currently our little elephant is only known as LH39, but after an in school competition to name the elephant, we hope to have a name for our herd member very soon.
Between now and the middle of May, members of Mr Howard’s D & T group will design and decorate our elephant, ready for the start of the trail in June. Updates will be posted on both our website and via twitter.
During the summer, our elephant, together with the rest of their herd - designed and decorated by businesses and other schools from the Sheffield area - will be displayed throughout Sheffield in high profile locations.