Sunderland school launches buy-a-brick appeal to pay for improvement work

Pupils ar St. Aidens School, Sunderland,   Year 7s Callum Wilcock (back) and Kieran Monarch next to the school wall. The School is relaunching their 'brick' appeal in aid of school lockers for the pupi
Pupils ar St. Aidens School, Sunderland, Year 7s Callum Wilcock (back) and Kieran Monarch next to the school wall. The School is relaunching their 'brick' appeal in aid of school lockers for the pupi
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PUTTING a brick in the wall will help a Sunderland school raise funds.

St Aidan’s RC School is re-launching it’s Buy a Brick Appeal to help pay for new lockers for the boys.

The appeal involves people buying special brick facias, which are inscribed with names and dates and then attached to a wall in an upstairs room of the Willow Bank Road school.

Gemma Hogg, head of Key Stage Three at the school, said as well as raising funds, the appeal is also about bringing together the school community, both past and present.

She said: “We are hoping it will capture the imagination of former pupils and people who have been involved with the school, who would like to have a brick and keep their connection with St Aidan’s alive.

“A lot of the current students have already put their orders in for the bricks and we are hoping as many people as possible will join them.”

Ms Hogg said there are already a few of the bricks in place because the Buy a Brick Appeal was originally launched 10 years ago.

She said after a while it started to dwindle, but the pupils thought now was a good time to relaunch it and get more people interested.

At a meeting of the Student Council and Student Voice bodies, it was decided that pupils would like to have metal lockers installed throughout the school.

After doing some research, the boys found the total cost of lockers would be about £16,000.

Each brick costs £10 and the money will go towards buying the lockers for the students.

Anyone interested can either contact St Aidan’s on 553 6073 or visit the school website at www.staidanscatholicschool.co.uk where they will find more details and can download a request form.

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