It is probably fair to say that this was the best Community Fair the academy has organised in a long time and, with the addition of plenty of free sunshine on offer, a good time was had by all.
This year, for the first time ever, there was an outdoor stage with a PA system which was used for a variety of performances from amazing acts including bands, musicians, singers, and poets.
There was a wide selection of food on offer; thanks to Tasha and her team for the jerk chicken, hotdogs and burgers and to Safia Arale for the rice and samosas. The cake stall was so popular it ran out of cakes in the first hour! Not to fear, there was also a huge selection of ice creams, Krispy Kreme donuts, sweets and drinks.
Tesco in Aston donated some very impressive gifts for the tombola prizes, which went down well. The craft activities proved popular including henna, nail art, and glitter tattoos.
There were some excellent prizes for the raffle, including a huge selection of gifts from Tesco Aston, a £50 voucher for Maharaja Indian restaurant, a chocolate hamper, £25 voucher for Wilko, a family ticket to the West Midlands Safari Park, and Dudley Zoo, to name but a few.
Two exhibitions ran throughout the day. An art competition around the theme of families was run by Teach First and a Collecting Birmingham exhibition delivered by Birmingham Museums Trust involving Heartlands students.
Other great successes were the bouncy castle, lucky dip, football shootout and basketball shootout. The children also had lots of fun learning circus skills in our special circus workshop.
A huge thank you to all parents and members from the local community who came along to support the event. A big thank you also goes to the 100 plus student helpers, the staff and the caretakers who made the fair a success. We couldn’t have done it without you all.
A big thank you to all our sponsors and supporters for this year’s Community Fair:
- A F Blakemore and Sons LTD
- Aspens Services Limited
- The Big Lottery
- Birmingham Museum Trust
- Dudley Zoological Gardens
- Krispy Kreme
- Love Catering
- Maharaja Restaurant in Birmingham
- North Birmingham Academy
- Robannas Studio
- The Scout Group
- Sophina’s Cupcakes
- Sport Birmingham
- St Matthews CofE Primary School
- Teach First
- Tesco in Aston
- West MidlandsSafari Park
- Wilko at the Fort