West Norfolk pupils enjoy Wembley treat

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More than 430 pupils from two schools in West Norfolk enjoyed a fantastic free concert at Wembley Arena on Wednesday as a thank you.

The students from Nicholas Hamond Academy in Swaffham and Iceni Academy in Methwold were given the tickets as a reward for their volunteering efforts.

They attended the Rock Assembly, run by children’s charity the Transformation Trust, joining 10,000 of fellow schoolchildren for the end-of-term celebration.

Hosted by Radio 1’s Nihal, artists taking to the stage included Professor Green, Conor Maynard, Ella Eyre, Arjun, Chasing Grace and Frankie Fraize.

To claim a ticket, each pupil had to take part in BT Digital Champions, a national scheme that gets young people connecting with their communities by spending at least an hour getting people online for the first time.

They may have showed a grandparent how to use their new phone or created an email account for them, trained a friend on how to edit pictures and upload them to Facebook or shown someone in their family how to make a basic webpage with HTML.

One enterprising pupil even helped their Dad set up an eBay account and showed him how to import pictures so he could get selling.

Ian Cleland, chief executive officer of Academy Transformation Trust, who run both academies, said: This fantastic digital challenge has been a great way for our pupils to share their skills and knowledge with their families and the local community.”