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School supports Alzheimers charity through Elf day




Howard Junior School was transformed into Santa’s workshop last Friday as pupils donned elf outfits in aid of Alzheimers.

Elf day is the initiative of charity the Alzheimers Society, and the scheme is run nationwide.

Elf day happens every year officially on December 6, although participants can take part at any point leading up to Christmas.

Howard Junior School Head Teacher Greg Hill with pupils on Elf day
Howard Junior School Head Teacher Greg Hill with pupils on Elf day

Katy Blackburn, who is part of the Alzheimers society regional media team, said: “The event is designed to be inclusive and is a great way to get people in the festive spirit and make a difference at the same time.

“Howard Junior School have really made an amazing effort this year.”

The school is well known for it’s fun atmosphere and dress up days so it came as no surprise that classrooms were kitted out like Santa’s Grotto.

Staff and pupils at Howard Junior School dressed up as elves for the day.. (23552821)
Staff and pupils at Howard Junior School dressed up as elves for the day.. (23552821)

The large scale elf event managed to raise £298.03 for the charity, in according to the schools Twitter is the “largest elf event Norfolk has ever seen”.

The Alzheimer’s Society has declared a vision that dementia will be manageable by 2022.

Staff and pupils at Howard Junior School dressed up as elves for the day.. (23552744)
Staff and pupils at Howard Junior School dressed up as elves for the day.. (23552744)


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