A school in Kidderminster has unveiled an emotional tribute to their sports coach Cody Fisher who was murdered on Boxing Day in 2022. 

St Ambrose Catholic Primary School, on Leswell Street, worked with artist David Brown to create a wall mural as a lasting memory of Mr Fisher and to help its pupils deal with their loss. 

The staff and pupils wanted to create a tribute that remembered Mr Fisher's smile and the positive impact he had on the school community. 

Nurture Practitioner at St Ambrose, Michelle Wallace, who helped the children during the bereavement, said: "Cody's death had a profound effect on the children in our school, particularly the year six cohort at that time who were a very football-focused class. 

"They looked forward to working with him in their PE lessons because he shared his skills and knowledge with them and also took the time to discuss the football fixtures and results. 

"His death raised many questions across the school of why and how this could have happened to such a lovely young man and prompted discussions around knife crime with the pupils."

Kidderminster Shuttle: One of the tributes left by a pupil outside Crane Nightclub in Birmingham One of the tributes left by a pupil outside Crane Nightclub in Birmingham (Image: St Ambrose Catholic Primary School)

The pupils raised more than £250 by wearing football tops to school in Mr Fisher's memory as part of the 'Cody 23 Community Fund' with the mural completed in the summer last year before Mr Fisher's mum, Tracey, came to see it over Christmas. 

The mural can be found next to the doors that the children use to enter the playground and is close to the Astroturf football pitch. 

All the children at the school also wrote their own memories of Mr Fisher which were collated into a memory book and given to his mum. 

Ms Wallace said: "The artist, David Brown, has done lots of amazing artwork around our playground and we are grateful for his work on the mural to honour Mr Fisher. 

"The other symbols on the artwork also hold a special meaning by representing the sad loss of staff children who used to be pupils here.

"The smiling, happy Cody is the young man that St Ambrose knew and he will never be forgotten in our school."

Mr Fisher worked as a sports coach visiting several schools and had played for many local teams including Bromsgrove Sporting, Stourbridge FC, Stratford Town and the Kidderminster Harriers’ academy.

He was stabbed to death in Crane Nightclub in Digbeth on Boxing Day in 2022. 

Three people, who all deny murdering Mr Fisher, are currently on trial at Birmingham Crown Court.