Community spirit shines at special event organised to celebrate town

Northgate School in Dereham hold their community day for pupils and families.Byline: Sonya DuncanCop

Northgate School in Dereham hold their community day for pupils and families.Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2019 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Pupils from Dereham united with their community for a chance to learn and celebrate.

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Northgate School in Dereham hold their community day for pupils and families.Author Alex Scarrow opens the dayByline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2019 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Children from Northgate High School and Dereham Sixth Form College joined forces to put on a community day for the town to enjoy.

In the morning, mixed year groups attended sessions about dementia, mental health strategies for teenagers and helping vulnerable people. Then in the afternoon, a choir made up of Year 7 pupils greeted visitors to the school field for an afternoon of fun.

Activities including racing a kit car, meeting police dogs, sampling cakes judged by Masterchef finalist Dr Tim Kinnaird, a performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream, and carnival games.

Residents of Sanford House also attended an afternoon tea.

Northgate School in Dereham hold their community day for pupils and families.Police demoByline: Sony

Northgate School in Dereham hold their community day for pupils and families.Police demoByline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2019 - Credit: Sonya Duncan


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A spokesperson for the school said: "There was such an amazing atmosphere with everyone smiling and laughing. It was a real chance to celebrate all that is good about Northgate and the sixth form with the Dereham community."

Money raised from the day will go towards Dementia Friendly Dereham and teenage mental health projects within the schools.

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The event took place on Monday, July 22.

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