Supporters of Highfield Littleport Academy (SOHLA) have launched their very own Crowdfunding page on “Just Giving”, to raise funds for an Outdoor shelter for the pupils at the Academy.
The addition of an Outdoor classroom/shelter for the pupils would be a huge asset. The Academy is a fantastic new building, purpose built for the needs of both staff and children and allows the staff and volunteers to provide the pupils with an excellent education.
Due to financial restraints on the educational system the Academy lacks equipment required to help provide that final educational and comfortable environment to make it even better for the pupils. With the help of you the public, SOHLA, will be able to raise the funds to provide equipment that the Academy just couldn’t buy within the budget provided.
Highfield Littleport Academy is an area special school for up to 110 pupils, aged 2 – 19. It is an Academy and belong as part of an Active Learning Trust School. Currently there are only 7 area special schools in Cambridgeshire.
Children and young people attending Highfield Academy may have severe and complex learning difficulties and often also have a significant disability and/or additional needs such as medical, social, emotional, sensory or physical.
The Academy opened in September 2017 and currently has 41 pupils; there will be a further significant increase in September 2018 with it eventually reaching capacity of potentially 110 pupils.
In February 2018, a volunteer group “The Supporters of Highfield Littleport Academy” (SOHLA) was formed as a parents and friends association. SOHLA’s purpose is to raise funds to provide equipment, entertainment and resources that are not provided via the Education services, for the young people of Highfields Academy.
SOHLA has already organised a “Cake bake and Raffle”, which raised £175 and they hope that their forthcoming Summer Fair on 6th July will be a huge success and will help secure further funds.
It’s not just about funds, businesses could help with some of the many other projects, by donating their time, materials or specific items. We have a long list of items the Academy requires and projects that require work to complete. We require items such as science equipment, plants for a sensory garden, and volunteers to help with the creation of these projects.
The pupils of Highfield Academy are an amazing bunch of young children, the staff are excellent at their work, but those little extras could make all the difference, if you think you could help, please contact Jo Pearson, at Sohlafundraiser@mail.com or Yvonne Skillern at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To donate: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/highfieldlittleport