Sheridan School students help tidy up Charles Burrell Centre

Sheridan School pupils help out at the Charles Burrell Centre

Sheridan School pupils help out at the Charles Burrell Centre - Credit: Archant

A group of charitable students have rolled up their sleeves and done their bit to help a community hub with a Christmas tidy up.

Sheridan School pupils help out at the Charles Burrell Centre

Sheridan School pupils help out at the Charles Burrell Centre - Credit: Archant

Pupils at Sheridan School, based near Northwold, wanted to do something for their local community this Christmas – and decided that improving the look of the Charles Burrell Centre in Thetford would be the perfect present.

They spent a day weeding, sweeping pathways, trimming bushes, removing litter and tidying flowerbeds so the centre is looking its best for a full calendar of Christmas activities.

Mark Snowdon, centre manager, praised the students for their dedication and hard-work.

'All of the students were pleasant, polite and very well-behaved, and I am very grateful for the work they completed,' he said.

'It was a pleasure to have them here and they were a credit to their school.'

Sheridan School is run by Priory Education Services, which is part of the Priory Group, the leading provider of behavioural and mental healthcare in Britain.

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Michelle Smith, the new Sheridan School principal, said: 'The students do really care about the community and like to play an active part within it, and to put something back. They have a strong sense of civic pride.

'I am really proud of what they have done. It's the best way to wish Thetford a happy Christmas.'

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