Cromer Academy students’ mass walk for charity

Cromer Academy sponsored walk

Cromer Academy sponsored walk - Credit: Archant

Students from Cromer Academy strode out together for a mass sponsored walk which has helped local charities.

Cromer Academy sponsored walk

Cromer Academy sponsored walk - Credit: Archant

More than 400 youngsters completed an 11-mile sponsored walk on a route that took in Overstrand, Northrepps, Southrepps, Sidestrand and back to Cromer.

The weather held through the whole day, with students and staff being able to walk in shorts and t-shirts.

The efforts of the students raised £1,617, with one student, Alex Haynes, raising more than £200 himself.

The newly elected student council oversaw collection of the money and the head boy and head girl, Bailey Massingham and Nicole Bullock, have chosen how it is dispersed.

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The RNLI will get £400 to support their vital work in keeping those at sea safe. The same amount is going to About With Friends, a Cromer-based charity that works with children, young people and adults with learning disabilities.

The remaining money will be added to the student council budget to be allocated as part of initiatives organised by the council that enhance the wellbeing of students in the school.

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Head girl Nicole said: 'The RNLI is really important to us for all of the work they do to keep people safe'.

Head boy Bailey Massingham nominated About with Friends after seeing a presentation that they did that showed how they help people with learning disabilities live a fulfilling life.

Principal Dr Geoff Baker said: 'I am incredibly proud of all who took part. Not only was their behaviour throughout the day impeccable, but they have raised a significant amount of money which will be put back into our local community.

'This is typical of what I have come to expect of our students who time and again have shown themselves to be responsible citizens who are eager to give something back.'

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