Dozens of west Norfolk youngsters celebrate graduation in the sunshine

More than 150 children from west Norfolk enjoyed a memorable day in the sunshine as they celebrated their graduation.

The 153 pupils from Howard Junior School, in King’s Lynn, graduated from the Norfolk Children’s University on Monday.

They donned their robes for a ceremony held at the University of East Anglia, in Norwich, and tossed their mortarboards into the blue sky.

Each child who finishes the scheme will have completed 30 hours of voluntary learning outside the school day, whether after school, at weekends or during the school holidays.

And it’s not the first large cohort from Howard which has completed their project – last July, 125 pupils received their graduation certificates.

Howard headteacher Greg Hill said their latest group was a record number of pupils to graduate from one school in the Norfolk scheme, which involves children aged from five to 14.

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