Racing to the national final

Year 4 pupils at Balsall Common Primary School had a successful day at the schools F1 challenge this week.  Three teams of four took part at Princethorpe School, competing against other local primary schools.

As part of the challenge pupils have to design and build a replica F1 car which is powered by a gas cyclinder along a 100-foot track. The teams also had to source sponsorship for the car, including a very successful Dragons Den pitch at a recent SolihullHour and Best of Solihull event.  They also worked incredibly hard on a presentation for the judges.  The teams are once again supported by Ian Dunning from JLR who gives up his time to share industy insight.

Pupils have been very successful in reaching out to local business for support. Acclaimed Mortgage Consultancy, Solihull College and University Centre, Borroclub, PM Group and Standley & Co Solicitors all attended to support the teams. Other businesses – Wow Signal Communications, TSC Cars, Midshire Business Systems, Sainsburys, Lavender Hall Autos, Ginger Property, Signarama, Sutherpark Groundwork, FLR Flooring, Hogarths Hotel and Solihull Council – have all supported the teams and their participation in the competition.

The teams had a great day, winning best verbal presentation and achieving 2nd place overall were Sonic Speed. This means they will take part in the national final at the Ricoh Arena. Lightning Sparks were also successful and winning the fastest car prize.

 

Search for Hampton in Arden’s Ant the cat

Ant the Hampton in Arden cat
Ant the Hampton in Arden cat

The owners of Ant the cat from Hampton in Arden are concerned for his welfare having not seen him for a number of days knowing he relies on medication.

 

Drop us a line via admin @ balsallcom.com if you have seen him and we’ll arrange to get a message to his owners, or drop us a line over on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/balsall.common

 

You can also contact the owner Melanie Flint directly on 07971 669449.

 

 

Birmingham Airport consultation – Monday 12 May

balsallcommonaerial2014 We wanted to make you aware of some news we’ve just had from the Balsall Common Residents’ Association.

 

They have sent round details of a session at Balsall Common Library tomorrow (Monday 12 May) where airport staff will be on hand to answer questions about flight paths. The session will be from 12 noon to 2pm.

 

We don’t have any further information about the session at this time. Details of the proposed change to flight paths are available on the airport’s website – http://www.birminghamairport.co.uk/meta/about-us/community-environment/airspace-proposals.aspx

 

 

 

Berkswell Legion starts Friday Club

The community-friendly team at the Berkswell Legion on Station Road are continuing their membership drive unabated with the launch of yet another new initiative, this time it’s their all-new end-of-the-week Friday club, complete with happy hour from 5:30pm until 7:30pm.

 

Non-members are welcome to try out the facility a number of times before committing to join (for an extremely modest annual fee), and are positively encouraged to call in and keep Chris busy behind the bar.

 

All draught beers are £2.00 a pint, with all other drinks discounted during the 120 minute long ‘happy hour’. A long hour worth waiting for!