Search

A sweet result for Great Yarmouth school’s charity collection

PUBLISHED: 15:30 14 December 2017 | UPDATED: 16:54 14 December 2017

Sugar mountain. Photo: Sharon Johnson

Sugar mountain. Photo: Sharon Johnson

Sharon Johnson

Pupils have had a sweet charity success by collecting more than 340 bags of sugar for the Christmas School Sugar Collection organised by Buckingham Emergency Food Appeal.

The sugar collected by the youngsters at North Denes Primary School in Great Yarmouth will go to shelters across East Anglia for the homeless and families in crisis at Christmas.

Sharon Johnson, care and support advisor at the school, said 341 bags were donated.

She said: “We are in negotiations with the headteacher for a whole school reward for such a wonderful effort.

“Competition was fierce between classes with the promise of 30 minutes free time but above this it was great to see the children thinking about others at Christmas time.

“Not only did we receive individual bags from children but there was a very generous donation from a local shop and a parent who organised one from friends.”

Other News

29 minutes ago

Tributes have poured in to a stalwart of the Great Yarmouth borough after he died following a short term illness.

49 minutes ago

Sky-high fares, an unreliable service, and cheaper alternative transport options are all being blamed for a significant drop in rail passengers in Great Yarmouth over the last five years.

A Norfolk school has been praised by Ofsted for their development of “disengaged” pupils following its transformation from being an inadequate school.

A children’s charity is urging people in Norfolk and Suffolk to buy an extra gift for a victim of crime this Christmas.

Most Read

Mon, 18:00

School trips usually involve taking children to see one of Shakespeare’s great plays or visiting a historic museum.

Read more

Plans for a former pub to be turned into a luxury tobacconist have been put under fire by a nearby health centre, with bosses arguing it would “give out entirely the wrong message”.

Read more
NHS
Mon, 11:42

Would you like to play a major part in restoring one of Great Yarmouth’s most historic tourist attractions to its former glory?

Read more
Great Yarmouth Borough Council
Mon, 09:21

A joyrider was arrested after crashing into a traffic bollard - and was found to be more than three times the legal driving limit when police breathalysed him.

Read more
Great Yarmouth police
Yesterday, 14:29

The inquest into the death of a three-year-old girl who died after being thrown from an inflatable trampoline on Gorleston beach has been adjourned because a police report into the incident is not ready.

Read more
Norwich

Local Weather

Sunshine and Showers

Sunshine and Showers

max temp: 9°C

min temp: 4°C

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the Great
Yarmouth Mercury

e-edition today

Subscribe

Newsletter Sign Up

Great Yarmouth Mercury weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy