Our artwork is in hot demand!

Last Thursday (23rd January), some of our art students starred in a special Express and Star feature on their John Denaro artwork. Click  here to read the online article in the Express and Star entertainment pages. The photo was taken in GALLERY 9 at school.

Cannock's student art is in demand

Parish Council Youth Endeavor Award Presented

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Brad Robins was awarded this year’s YOUTH ENDEAVOUR AWARD by the Chairman of the Parish Council, Councillor Bernard, during assembly this morning.

Brad was indeed  a worthy winner. He regularly organises events to support the PTA at Jerome Primary School and is a Young Advocate, promoting Norton Canes Library and organising events there for young people. This includes THE HUB, a new Youth Drop-In at Norton Canes Library, which he runs on Thursdays (from 3.30 – 5.30pm) with support from the library and the Youth Service.

Alongside this, Brad is also a Fire Service Cadet.  Many congratulations!

Sponsored Silence Raises £1209.77

The RE department at Norton Canes has a reputation for charitable giving, but this year a sponsored silence has raised a record-breaking amount.

A small number of pupils took part in the event just before Christmas, and raised an amazing £1209.77.

The event was inspired by an appeal by the charity SAVE THE CHILDREN, on behalf of children of Syria affected by  war, and was organised by Year 10 students Steven, Joanne, Chelsey, Katy and Eve. The money will be used to help children traumatized by the war in their country, and to ensure they survive the cold of wnter.

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Portraits Exhibition at Chasewater Innovation Centre

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For the month of January, Year 11 students have work exhibited at Chasewater in their Innovation Centre Gallery.

The work was previously displayed at the Shire Hall Gallery in Stafford and is a series of self-portraits created during last year’s workshop with artist John Denaro.

John Denaro is holding another workshop with students in Years 10 and 11 in the next few weeks, and these students will have the opportunity to submit work to a follow-up exhibition at Chasewater at the end of April.


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As Young Advocates, we have been working together with Norton Canes Library since July 2012 to improve facilities for young people and encourage the use of the local library.

With the support of Youth Worker, Adam Purnell, and Cannock District Libraries Manager, Karen Yeomans, we are launching THE HUB, a free drop-in session for young people aged 11-16. Inside the Hub you can ask questions and get help with homework and revision, and take part in other activities and events.

Adam will also be on hand to answer any questions regarding youth issues and to inform you of opportunities for young people within the local area.

The Hub is open every Thursday from 16th January, between 3.30 and 5.30pm.

On 16th January we will be using the i-pads and exploring the latest free apps, and there will be free refreshments.

You can join the library for free, and this includes free internet browsing (with parental permission). Please complete the letter and Internet Registration Form if you do not already have a PIN number, and bring it with you on Thursday. This letter will be sent out beginning of this week in time for Thursday’s event.

Come along and see what your library and the Hub have to offer, we look forward to meeting you.

Kind Regards,

Brad, Emelia and Emily, Norton Canes Young Advocates.