Solihull youngsters raise funds with charity decathlon

£5,000 raised for medical charities.

Pupils from Solihull Junior School have raised more than £5,000 with a charity decathlon benefitting Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Cancer Research UK, The British Heart Foundation and The Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Taking place on the sports fields at the independent school on Warwick Road, the pupils – aged between seven and 11 – competed in relay races, miniature hurdles, skipping, football dribbling, three-legged races and a host of other events.

Michael Jones, deputy head of the Junior School, said: “Our annual decathlon always proves extremely popular with the pupils and this year we allowed them to choose which charities would benefit from the activities.

“Many pupils spoke of their personal experiences of family and friends suffering from various forms of cancer, while two pupils shared stories of family members who had lost their lives to heart disease and motor neurone disease. Another youngster had spent some time at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and was touched by the wonderful work carried out there.”

Solihull School will be hosting its next open day on Saturday September 24, with Junior School entrance exams taking place next year on Saturday January 14. For more information, please call 0121 705 0958 or visit