City of Norwich School Celebrates Raising Over £2000 In Annual Charities Week

City of Norwich School is celebrating after students raised over £2000 during the traditional annual charities week – with the impressive total helping to support three local charities.

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Student ambassadors took on the role of organising and supporting the various events that take place through the week from cake sales and quizzes, sponsored tasks to clothes bank donations.

The chosen charities, who will benefit from the £2,367 raised, are Norwich based MAP, which is a group of advisers, counsellors and youth workers who provide support to young people and have been working with many CNS students to improve their confidence and skills. The money will also go to the Norfolk Accident and Rescue Service, an unpaid group of critical care doctors and paramedics, and national charity, Action Aid.

A Year 11 student commented:

"I like the fact that we get to select the charities ourselves, these three charities mean a lot to students here."

There are five school houses at CNS, and each house competes for the Charities Cup, as to how much money they can raise, as well as the Spirit Cup, as to involvement in the week.

This year, Holkham won the Charities Cup, coming first in the quiz and having the most donated clothes for the clothes bank, as well as coming second in the talent show and break time events. The House raised a total of £353.82.

Kelling House won the Spirit Cup, as they helped and supported the most during the week.

Whole school events also took place including 'I'm a teacher, get me out of here' which was endured by a very brave Miss Coupland who endured a series of ‘trials’ to win the competition, 'The Big Quiz' and 'CNS Has Got Talent', which was won by Blakeney House student, Dhanush Karan.

Another Year 11 student said:

"Charities week is an excellent tradition here at City of Norwich School. It’s something that we tell our siblings about, everyone looks forward to it and if we didn’t have it, it would take away from the whole CNS experience."

City of Norwich School is sponsored by Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT), and together they are committed to making the biggest difference they can, in the local communities they serve.