A public fundraising campaign to restore Norwich Castle was launched in September 2017, with an aim of raising £50,000. Friends of Norwich School adopted the Infirmary Doors, giving a fantastic donation of £1000 towards the refurbishment project.
Friends of Norwich School introduced a Creative Writing Project open to all fourth form. The winner of the Project will have their name next to a medieval artefact and they will be able to look at all the articles available for adoption and select one up to the value of £100. Their name will then show on the website as the adopter and they will be linked to Norwich Castle forever.
The judges were impressed with the way in which the pupils captured the period and sense of medieval life. Norwich School pupil Matthew said:
‘I was rendered speechless by their design, the grace and beauty of the exceptional craftsmanship which had created the entrance to the Infirmary made me gape and gaze onwards with sheer wonder’ (quotation from his story)
First prize went to pupil Beatrice Lockhart Smith who submitted 2 stories, both of which were relevant but set in different time periods. Second prize went to Alex Wade for his ‘A life of sacrifice…’
Norwich School pupils Imie James, Padme Smith and Daisy Doak camed 3rd, 4th and 5th respectively and were awarded with book tokens.
Many thanks to Friends of Norwich School for organising the event and well done to all the pupils who took part.