School supports local families

Just Regional
Apr 23, 2020 2 mins read

A Sheringham school is playing a big part in making sure its pupils and their families are provided for during the current crisis.

Some 30 families are benefitting from food parcels and boxes distributed from Sheringham Woodfields School, and grants from the Norfolk Community Foundation (NCF) COVID19 Response fund, and food donated via the NNDC Cromer Community Hub, have made this possible.

“The weekly or fortnightly parcels and boxes contain not only a comprehensive range of healthy and essential foods, but personal care and cleaning products too,” said Matthew Smith, the school’s business manager.  “Where families prefer to do their own shopping, vouchers are being delivered on a prompt and regular basis.”

The parcels are being delivered with the help of Norse staff, but as well as keeping families stocked up with essentials, there are some treats, too.

“Children need a bit of fun, too, so we are also including art, craft and resource packs where requested,” said Matthew.

“Sheringham Woodfields also recognises the vital importance of social contact during this period of isolation, so we are going one step further, and making weekly phone calls to all families and staff currently away from school.

“This is a real team effort by our outstanding community at Sheringham Woodfields School, but we still need support.  If anyone reading this has surplus stock which they are willing to donate, please contact me by email:”

It is hoped that building work on the new therapeutic centre will restart as soon as it is safe to do so with the aim of having it ready by the start of the autumn term.

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