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Christmas comes early for children at Norwich primary

PUBLISHED: 15:58 11 December 2017 | UPDATED: 16:06 11 December 2017

Youngsters from Norwich Primary Academy school meet Father Christmas and his reindeer.
Picture: Nick Butcher

Youngsters from Norwich Primary Academy school meet Father Christmas and his reindeer. Picture: Nick Butcher

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Christmas came early to a primary school in Norwich after a visit from some festive friends.

Youngsters from Norwich Primary Academy school meet Father Christmas and his reindeer.
Picture: Nick ButcherYoungsters from Norwich Primary Academy school meet Father Christmas and his reindeer. Picture: Nick Butcher

Children at Norwich Primary Academy, on Clarkson Road, met Father Christmas and two of his reindeer helpers when they visited on Monday.

Youngsters from Norwich Primary Academy school meet Father Christmas and his reindeer.
Picture: Nick ButcherYoungsters from Norwich Primary Academy school meet Father Christmas and his reindeer. Picture: Nick Butcher

Each of the classes took turns to feed carrots to the reindeer, and received gifts of chocolates, sweets, and popcorn.

Youngsters from Norwich Primary Academy school meet Father Christmas and his reindeer.
Picture: Nick ButcherYoungsters from Norwich Primary Academy school meet Father Christmas and his reindeer. Picture: Nick Butcher

The event was organised by the Inspiration Trust school’s Helen Carr, who said: “Christmas is a very happy time for most people but for some of our children it can be more difficult.

Youngsters from Norwich Primary Academy school meet Father Christmas and his reindeer.
Picture: Nick ButcherYoungsters from Norwich Primary Academy school meet Father Christmas and his reindeer. Picture: Nick Butcher

“We wanted to make sure that they could all take part in the celebrations, and what better way than to meet Father Christmas and his reindeer?

Youngsters from Norwich Primary Academy school meet Father Christmas and his reindeer.
Picture: Nick ButcherYoungsters from Norwich Primary Academy school meet Father Christmas and his reindeer. Picture: Nick Butcher

“We are very grateful to Ben Burgess, Oyster Travel, Kettle Foods, Necton Management, Ashfords Grounds Maintenance, Kinnerton Confectionery, Sainsbury’s and QD Stores for supporting us with help and donations to make the event possible.”

Youngsters from Norwich Primary Academy school meet Father Christmas and his reindeer.
Picture: Nick ButcherYoungsters from Norwich Primary Academy school meet Father Christmas and his reindeer. Picture: Nick Butcher

Youngsters from Norwich Primary Academy school meet Father Christmas and his reindeer.
Picture: Nick ButcherYoungsters from Norwich Primary Academy school meet Father Christmas and his reindeer. Picture: Nick Butcher

Youngsters from Norwich Primary Academy school meet Father Christmas and his reindeer.
Picture: Nick ButcherYoungsters from Norwich Primary Academy school meet Father Christmas and his reindeer. Picture: Nick Butcher

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