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Necton Primary School donates £1,346.50 to Norfolk Hospice Tapping House after Rudolph Run





Students and teachers at one primary school have said they are “completely astonished” by the amount they have raised for charity.

Necton Primary School donated £1,346.50 to Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House, after their Rudolph Run in December, which saw youngsters and staff run around their field dressed in reindeer antlers.

Head teacher Vicki Long said: “This was far beyond our wildest expectations and we are so very grateful for everyone who supported the children with achieving this.”

Cheque presentation to The Norfolk Hospice from Necton Primary School. Pictured with members of the school council are Year One teacher Yasmin Dodd, Victoria Rush of Norfolk Hospice, head teacher Vicki Long and school business manager Anna Frammingham
Cheque presentation to The Norfolk Hospice from Necton Primary School. Pictured with members of the school council are Year One teacher Yasmin Dodd, Victoria Rush of Norfolk Hospice, head teacher Vicki Long and school business manager Anna Frammingham

There is a “rolling programme of fundraising events throughout the school year” at Necton Primary School, as “the children are very much aware of the power of doing something small to make a big difference,” Mrs Long added.

The school community decided to support Tapping House because they “wanted to support a local charity, working with local families in a way that was relevant and meaningful to our children and families here in Necton”.

Mrs Long added: “The activity of a Rudolph Run was exactly at the right level for our children's interest and developmental needs and this also allowed the children to physically benefit from taking part in this, as well as spiritually.”

Necton Primary School’s values are to “belong, believe, thrive and achieve”, so one of its aims is to teach the children to be a part of the community and to contribute to it positively.

Mrs Long said: “Our children are learning to be respectful citizens not just for their current community, but also for those communities they will be a part of later on in their lives.”

Reporting by Toma Toricina



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