West Norfolk schools show their festive spirit

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School children across West Norfolk have been showing their Christmas kindness with a number of events in the lead up to the big day.

Staff and students of King Edward VII Academy showed their spirit was alive and well by taking part in different activities to raise money for local and national charities.

For many years students from the sixth form have collected sugar for the Purfleet Trust to provide hot drinks to the homeless in West Norfolk.

This year they quadrupled previous efforts by collecting 270kg.

Students also organised a Christmas jumper day. Staff and students donated £1 each, as well as baking and selling cakes, to raise £1,322.04 for Text Santa.

Early Years Foundation Stage pupils from Nelson Academy, in Downham, performed their Christmas nativity play.

The children, aged three to five, performed a rendition of A Miracle in Town to family and friends.

More than 60 pupils were involved in the production ranging from narrators to angels and even a camel.

The nativity included a range of Christmas-themed songs and concluded with a performance of We Wish You a Merry Christmas.

Residents from Woodlands residential care home in South Wootton and residents of 
local community housing were treated to an afternoon of food and fun at King’s Lynn Academy.

Students invited guests to the school for a tea prepared by years 9 and 10 catering students, while being entertained with singing and drama from other pupils.

Reception pupils from Clenchwarton Primary School made Christingle as part of their Christmas activities.