“Pupils have a hoot!”
Solihull Times, Circa 1992
YOUNGSTERS at a Solihull school spread their wings to raise money for Somalia. The headteacher issued year eight pupils at Lode Heath School with a challenge to raise money for a disaster.Transcript – Solihull Times
Opting to help victims in Somalia, the children set about drawing up a programme of fundraising events including a fashion show, a staff against pupils hockey match and a disco. An owl flying display was also organised with the heip of staff from the Midland Owl Rescue.
Gregory Tuby, aged 13, and nine-month old barn owl Hamlet are
pictured with Demelza Millington, also 13 with 12 month old tawny owl Rusty. The team of fundraisers eventually collected £159.99 from their efforts.
Solihull News, Circa 1992
Wise way to raise cash – YOUNGSTERS witnessed the wonders of the majestic owl first hand as part of a special fund-raising venture at Lode Heath school. Children were charged 20p to take a peek at the animals drafted in for the day from the Midland Owl Rescue Centre.
Transcript – Solihull News
The idea was one of many dreamed up by pupils eager to raise cash for starving Somalians. The school raised a total of £150. Keeping a tight leash one of the wiser animals of the animal world is pupil Greg Tuby