The 'Oh Cecilia' and 'Can We Dance' stars, The Vamps, took part in re-'vamp'ed sports day activities with pupils of lead singer Brad Simpson's old school in Sutton Coldfield. Fairfax School welcomed the British pop rock band as the whole nation bends and stretches into shape for Sport Relief, kick starting their 2016 fundraising effort.

Connor acted as referee with Brad, James and Tristan joining in with ‘Hungry Human Hippos’ and balloon races to encourage schools across the West Midlands and the rest of the UK to do their bit to make themselves proud, join in the fun and games and fundraise.

The Vamps’ Brad Simpson said, “I used to love fundraising for Comic Relief in school. I remember getting sponsored to run my Sport Relief mile around this very hall. To come back and be part of it once again has been great. It’s amazing to see that everyone here is still just as enthusiastic and the teachers are still as determined to make it a success. We hope they keep raising lots of money and this encourages more schools to get involved.”

For Sport Relief 2014, Fairfax School raised an incredible £1,332.32. Money raised in Sport Relief 2016 will go towards helping fund projects right here in the West Midlands, across the UK and the world’s poorest communities.

Rachel Boyce, Deputy Head of Academy at Fairfax School said: “It’s lovely to have Brad come back to the school, he hasn’t changed at all. Sport Relief is one of our biggest fundraising events in the school calendar and today is just the start of our Sport Relief activities. This year we have a sports themed non-uniform day, ‘Fairfax has got Talent’ and lots of charity miles and races planned in the lead up to the 18th March.”