St Michael’s pupils raise £1900 for Air Ambulance

Pupils at St Michael’s CE School in Pelsall have raised more than £1,900 for Midlands Air Ambulance after taking part in a safety treasure hunt quiz.

Jamie Gill, chair of St Michael's School School Council, presents Sofia Voutianitis, fundraising manager of Midlands Air Ambulance, with a cheque for £1,940.38

The efforts of the youngsters at the school in Maple Road went “above and beyond” expectations, said Sofia Voutiantis, fundraising manager at Midlands Air Ambulance, when she visited them to receive the cheque for £1,940.38.

She described their endeavours as “fantastic”, adding: “St Michael’s School has gone above and beyond what we would expect to raise.

“A big thank you to all the children and staff who got involved. The money raised will certainly go towards saving someone’s life.”

The Midlands Air Ambulance pod went to the school and all the children had the opportunity to experience what it was like to sit in a helicopter.

Afterwards, they completed a “keeping safe treasure hunt”, in which they had to find the answers to safety questions and complete the answer sheet in the most creative way.

Mrs Ros Hutchinson, headteacher at St Michael’s School, said: “As our children’s safety is paramount, we felt that doing the safety quiz would not only benefit them, but also the Midlands Air Ambulance from the funds raised.

“The children loved the Air Ambulance pod and asked lots of questions and I think this really helped to enthuse them when it came to the fundraising quiz.

“We were thrilled that the children and their families embraced this good cause in the way they did and were delighted to have raised such a considerable sum.”

Jamie Gill, chair of the School Council presented Ms Voutiantis with the cheque at a special school assembly.

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