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West Norfolk children fight for causes they believe in

13:59 03 April 2014

Schools from the West Norfolk area have taken part in the Go-Givers make a difference challenge at King

Schools from the West Norfolk area have taken part in the Go-Givers make a difference challenge at King's Lynn Town Hall - Fifon Williams from Marham Primary School (front), with from left, Elle Walden (Reffley), Poppy Hardy (Great Dunham Primary School), Thomas Antliff (Gayton Primary School) and Ben Casey (Mileham Promary School). Picture: Matthew Usher.

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Children from West Norfolk have been showcasing their efforts to bring about change by highlighting causes they believe in, as part of a national schools challenge.

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Pupils picked a topic they were interested in, as part of the child-led project for seven to 11-year-olds, and then presented their research to their peers at the Go-Givers ‘Make a difference challenge’ at King’s Lynn town hall yesterday.

Presentations were given by Marham Junior School, Mileham Primary School, Great Dunham Primary School, Gayton Primary School and Reffley Community School.

St Andrews North Pickering Primary School also participated in the project but was not represented yesterday.

Topics under discussion included endangered orangutans, tackling speeding traffic, litter and recycling, road safety and speeding and child heath.

Go-Givers is a national programme for primary schools led by the Citizenship Foundation, an independent educational charity. The ‘Make A difference challenge’, which is supported by the Norfolk Community Foundation, demonstrates Go-Givers in action.

Speaking on behalf of the Norfolk Community Foundation, Anna Douglas said: “At this first celebration event in West Norfolk the children taking part have really shown engagement with the causes they care about, and through the project they really have learned they can make a real difference to others and bring about positive change.”

Each group was presented with certificates by Elizabeth Watson, Mayor of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, who said the presentations “challenged us to think about things differently.”

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