The reality of being homeless, cold and vulnerable in today’s society inspired a group of students from The Nicholas Hamond Academy to act. They knitted scarves and blankets which were presented to Major Barry Wilson, from The Salvation Army on his recent visit.
Students were truly moved when he spoke about his own life experience and how this had led him to working with those less fortunate and left living on the streets.
He said he was “overwhelmed at the generosity shown by all” including the fact that, after a change of uniform style, the academy also donated 200 warm fleeces to this worthy cause.
Scrambling over obstacles courses whilst slipping and sliding in muddy conditions was the challenge as 150 students took part in a Tough-Mudder Competition recently.
It is the second year that TNHA has held this successful and enjoyable event raising money for Asthma UK and sports equipment.
Green-fingered students from the Iceni Group enjoyed learning about the planting process recently. They worked with Garden Science Trust, a group based at the Great Britain Centre in Swaffham, who help young people develop skills and potential through gardening and science.
The knowledge they gained will be put to good use as part of the Swaffham in Bloom Project and work with the local council.