Black Country’s Little Success Stories – July

Black Country’s Little Success Stories – July

Black CountrySchool children across Dudley have been celebrating ‘walk to school’ week by finding more sustainable ways to travel to and from school. Primary schools have been sent resources by the local authority to encourage this nationwide campaign to help pupils understand the benefits of walking.

Students from 17 primary schools across Wolverhampton have been singing in the rain in Queen Square. Wolverhampton’s council cabinet member for education claims that “music is an important part of a young person’s education”. The concert featured a wide range of music genres, showing talent of around 500 students. Pupils also celebrated the Queen’s 90th birthday by singing the National Anthem.

Football talent is soon to be increasing at South Bromsgrove High School as a new ‘football hub’ has been introduced in the school to encourage fitness. The project features a 3G pitch and air conditioned changing rooms.

The Black Country school games summer festival has begun in honour of a teenager killed in the Tunisia beach attack. Money raised at the games will be sent to the Smile for Joel campaign which was set up for the teenager, previously one of the youngest ambassadors to help organise the annual event. The event will also count down to the Olympic Games which are soon to begin. Teams will compete in a variety of sports and receive an award for taking part.

Congratulations to students at Shire Oak Academy who have formed a charity named ‘The Avenue Community Association’s Dreams in Action’ scheme which has been shortlisted for the Britain Has Spirit awards. The pupils volunteer delivering lessons across the week, teaching skills including drama and singing.