Staple Hill pupils aid homeless
CARING youngsters from Staple Hill Primary School have raised a whopping £689.74 to help the homeless.
Pupils from all year groups joined in a sponsored junior parkrun at Page Park with some even donning fancy dress.
Money raised was boosted by the school's 'Souper Hero' team which devised a treasure hunt taking families around the area and giving them the chance to win £50.
The team pitched the idea of creating a trail map for Downend and Staple Hill at the first ever Downend Junior Soup event saying they wanted to help families get out and explore the local area.
The money will go to the Bristol Soup Run Trust which works with the homeless in the city every night of the year.
Teams from Staple Hill, Christ Church and Bromley Heath primary schools pitched ideas to make life in the area better at the inaugural Downend Junior Soup in October.
The junior teams will be invited back to report on their projects at the Souperbowl event on March 5, which will be followed by soup, bread and cakes.
The winner of the treasure trail will be drawn at random from correct answers at the event.