Pupils held a festive charity drive to help support young and old in Birmingham. The kind-hearted pupils collected gifts to help spread joy among young people who would be spending the festive season at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Residents at a local care home were delighed to receive a special visit from Year 6 pupils who delivered hampers packed full of gifts to bring comfort.

The school’s drama club also performed a play to raise funds for the homeless charity, Centre Point.

The charitable work forms part of the school’s annual Festive Winter Gift Programme, which takes place across all 28 schools that are part of the multi-academy trust, Star Academies.

Shawkat Chowdhury, Principal at The Olive School, Small Heath told how the Festive Winter Gift Programme helped pupils understand the importance of helping vulnerable people in the local community. He said:

“I am so very proud of the way our pupils, staff and their families have helped to support our charitable programme. They have all worked very hard to ensure that we could make a real difference to people who might be struggling in our local community. As a school, we know just how important it is to be a part of our local community and that is why we will always try to make a difference wherever we can.”