Sheffield primary school’s Bear of Sheffield gets around by bike

A Sheffield primary school has found a creative way to get their uniquely designed Bear of Sheffield around the city - by bike!

Thursday, 29th April 2021, 2:16 pm

Carfield Primary School is proud to showcase their bear named 'Ted', which will be part of the Children's Hospital Charity Bears of Sheffield sculpture trail.

Headteacher Hannan Mohammed said the idea to have a bear at Carfield was developed by the school's Parent, Teachers and Friends Association or also known as Carfield Friends.

Explaining the design on the bear which consists of colourful feathers, she said: "The idea was to have an inclusive bear and ensure that all children were involved in creating the design.

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Lara Gonzalez, a parent and member of Carfield Friends transporting the bear. Picture by Carfield Friends and Carfield Primary School
Lara Gonzalez, a parent and member of Carfield Friends transporting the bear. Picture by Carfield Friends and Carfield Primary School

"Each child was given a feather to create their own special design.

"Lara Gonzalez, a parent and member of Carfield Friends then took them away and alongside other members of the PTFA created a wonderful Bear who goes by the name of Ted!"

She said the school has raised an incredible £828.32 in total so far, which will go to the children's hospital.

"We are very proud of our bear, who represents our creative and inclusive school and we can't wait to see Ted as part of the trail this summer!" she said.

Picture by Carfield Friends and Carfield Primary School

Carfield Friends on their tweet said that the bear is now back at the school for two weeks for the children to see before joining all the other Bears of Sheffield at a parade in July.

After the parade, Ted will return to school permanently.

All the money raised during this campaign will go towards building a new cancer ward at Sheffield Children's Hospital.

Each child was given a feather to create their own special design.