Catton Grove Primary goes purple to raise money for Nelson’s Journey

Catton Grove primary school children take part in a Purple Picnic for Nelsons journey.

Catton Grove primary school children take part in a Purple Picnic for Nelsons journey. - Credit: Nick Butcher

School uniform was replaced by all things purple when charity Nelson's Journey brought its Purple Picnic week to Catton Grove Primary School.

Almost 700 pupils and teachers enjoyed their lunch in glorious sunshine yesterday, as the school raised £257.40 for the Norfolk-based charity, which provides support for bereaved children throughout the county.

Headmaster Tim Lawes said the school engages with the community, and added: 'We do a lot of work for local charities and the children really enjoy getting involved and doing things a little differently.'

As well as the picnic, the school organised a large human chain to try to 'hug the school', and had lessons and assemblies about the work the charity does.

Year 5 pupil Ellie Patterson, 10, said: 'It's really fun to see how your friends dress up.'

Chi Ling, eight, added: 'The lessons are great; we got to play with iPads in maths.'