Thetford Grammar School pupils ‘Dab for Diabetes’ to raise money for charity in memory of former pupil

Thetford Grammar School pupils were taking part in a school 'dab' to raise awareness of diabetes.Pic

Thetford Grammar School pupils were taking part in a school 'dab' to raise awareness of diabetes.Pictured are (from left) Jasmine (11), Harriet (12) and Emily (11). Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

Pupils from Thetford Grammar School have taken part in the latest dance craze to help a good cause.

Thetford Grammar School pupils were taking part in a school 'dab' to raise awareness of diabetes.Pic

Thetford Grammar School pupils were taking part in a school 'dab' to raise awareness of diabetes.Pictured are (from left) Jasmine (11), Harriet (12) and Emily (11). Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

The youngsters were 'Dabbing for Diabetes' to help raise money for JDRF, the type 1 diabetes charity, in memory of a former pupil.

Last year Tommy Green, 21, died of complications arising from his diabetes.

In a bid to teach pupils about the condition teacher Andrew Ward and student James Blackman shared their experiences of living with type 1 diabetes during a special assembly.

The year 10 pupil said: 'Having diabetes does not put up a big barrier that stops me from doing anything in particular but managing it is a pain and it does take planning.'

Thetford Grammar School pupils were taking part in a school 'dab' to raise awareness of diabetes.Pic

Thetford Grammar School pupils were taking part in a school 'dab' to raise awareness of diabetes.Pictured are (from left) Jasmine (11), Harriet (12) and Emily (11). Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant


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He added: 'I have the best care that I can get at the moment, but new devices and ways of managing blood levels more effectively are being developed all the time.

'This is why it is so important to raise awareness about the disease and to raise as much money as possible.'

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At lunch pupils, whose non-uniform day raised money for JDRF, were taught the dabbing technique before everyone did it together.

Afterwards friends challenged each other to a dab competition - how many dabs in a minute.

Thetford Grammar School pupils were taking part in a school 'dab' to raise awareness of diabetes.Pic

Thetford Grammar School pupils were taking part in a school 'dab' to raise awareness of diabetes.Pictured are (from left) Jasmine (11), Harriet (12) and Emily (11). Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

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Thetford Grammar School pupils were taking part in a school 'dab' to raise awareness of diabetes.Pic

Thetford Grammar School pupils were taking part in a school 'dab' to raise awareness of diabetes.Pictured are (from left) Jasmine (11), Harriet (12) and Emily (11). Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

Thetford Grammar School pupils were taking part in a school 'dab' to raise awareness of diabetes. Pi

Thetford Grammar School pupils were taking part in a school 'dab' to raise awareness of diabetes. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

Thetford Grammar School pupils were taking part in a school 'dab' to raise awareness of diabetes. Pi

Thetford Grammar School pupils were taking part in a school 'dab' to raise awareness of diabetes. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

Thetford Grammar School pupils were taking part in a school 'dab' to raise awareness of diabetes. Pi

Thetford Grammar School pupils were taking part in a school 'dab' to raise awareness of diabetes. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

Thetford Grammar School pupils were taking part in a school 'dab' to raise awareness of diabetes.Pic

Thetford Grammar School pupils were taking part in a school 'dab' to raise awareness of diabetes.Pictured are (from left) Jasmine (11), Harriet (12) and Emily (11). Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

Thetford Grammar School pupils were taking part in a school 'dab' to raise awareness of diabetes. Pi

Thetford Grammar School pupils were taking part in a school 'dab' to raise awareness of diabetes. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

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