Norwich pupils work together to raise cash for charity

Pupils from four Norwich schools have presented a charity with a cheque for more than �800 that they have been working together to raise.

An 'Art Prom' project producing art with a Valentine's Day theme was organised by Norwich Student Enterprise Council (NSEC) members at City Academy Norwich in Earlham, Costessey Junior School, West Earlham Junior School and Henderson Green Primary School, near Dereham Road.

Two representatives from each school – from either year six or seven – attended as a cheque for �842.36 was presented to the British Heart Foundation (BHF) in a 'celebration day' at The Hewett School.

The NSEC, which is funded by the Norfolk Enterprise Learning Partnership, also took the opportunity to evaluate and present their projects to pupils from the other schools.

Brenda Clabborn from BHF received the cheque and then went along to Henderson Green Primary, which raised �276.93 of the total, to congratulate the school's pupils for their efforts.

The school had also held an extra 'spectacular skipping scholars' event on Friday, March 11 to raise more money for BHF, which they are still collecting donations from, as headteacher Janet Clay explained.

She said: 'Pupils took on a further challenge to support the British Heart Foundation.

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'Mrs Holgate, Millie Bayliss and Lynden Spall, part of the Enterprise Council, came up with the idea that keeping pupil's hearts fit would be an excellent way of raising more cash for this worthy charity.

'The pupils really enjoyed the active nature of this challenge and year five pupil, Amberley Innes, raised an incredible �65.'

Has your school been working hard to raise money for charity? Contact reporter David Freezer on 01603 772418 or email

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