100 volunteers helping the local community

Around 100 pupils in the services programme volunteered in the local community. There were many groups scattered across North Norfolk such as at Eve’s Hill Veg company, the Felbeck trust and along the River Glaven. Students worked in allotments, in gardens and at commercial vegetable growing sites. Jobs included: weeding, clearing beds for new crops, potting on young plants and watering.

At the Treehouse community café in Holt there was outdoor furniture to paint for their new sensory garden. At St Andrew’s church a team were working in the churchyard garden and also at St Martin’s church, Hindringham.

Twelve students volunteered at Holt and Kelling Primary schools where they assisted with an Art workshop led by artist Mary Blue. Another group were at Holt Youth Project helping to sort clothes for their second-hand shop and there was lots of maintenance jobs too. Rose T and Sophia P created a piano and voice recital which they performed to residents at Lloyd court, Kelling and Heath Lodge Care in Holt.

There was a jaunt to Norwich with a visit to the shrine of Julian of Norwich and the Castle Museum with the Roger Ackling exhibition whilst another group hiked to the coast and picked litter along the shingle beach.

Meanwhile in school there was plenty to be done with the charity knitting group, making the labyrinth in chapel and maintenance work and gardening in Tallis.

It was a brilliant two days of volunteering and well done to everyone who got involved.