A group of Sixth Formers have raised awareness and over £600 for the Norwich-originated charity Street Child: a charity working to assist vulnerable children in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nepal. The pupils organised a pie-the-teacher event, ran three five-a-side football tournaments for pupils at the school and sorted bags of donated clothing.
As part of their timetable, Sixth Formers at Norwich School have two periods each week dedicated to serving the community. Andy Sexton, Norwich School’s Leadership and Community Service Co-Ordinator, said “Sierra Leone was particularly badly affected by the Ebola crisis. It is a fantastic that Norwich School can be part of supporting the education of children who lost parents and other family members in the epidemic. We were pleased that we could partner with St Thomas’ Church and Pilch to help Street Child with not only money but also sporting kit for children in three schools there.”
The football tournament and clothing collections were supported by Pilch, who had a collection bin in their Norwich Store. In addition, Pilch donated £40 of sporting goods for the children of Sierra Leone, to each of the marathon runners going out to run the Street Child Marathon in Sierra Leone.
Norwich School pupils handed over the cheque to Rev David Lloyd, who is on the Board of Street Child. Jarrold’s Finance and Operations Director, Andrew Thorpe, was also present.
Elliott Martin, a pupil who worked on the project, said “I found working with Street Child very rewarding because we were raising money for those in need in less fortunate countries. Through the experience I learnt that it is more efficient to work as a team when organising and running an event.”