SERVICE STUDENTS LAY WREATH TO REMEMBER THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN CONFLICT
On behalf of all our Service Children in school and college, Molly Patterson and Freddy Godfrey laid the wreath at the Remembrance Service at Friary Gardens. Freddy and Molly, Year 7 students, were joined by Jenna Potter, Headteacher, and Stephen Birdsall, Service Children’s Advocate.
Jenna Potter said: “Each year, many of our students take part in Parades and Remembrance Services in Richmondshire and across the Dales representing the Ministry of Defence Cadet Forces, Scouts, the Emergency Services and other organisations. Thank you to all our students who have been involved in this most important occasion and for showing the utmost respect for those who have lost their lives in conflict.
“I would also like to extend my appreciation to all the students in school and college who have devoted time to creating so many beautiful memorials. I have been hugely impressed by all the designs including: our service students who created the crowns and medals that were displayed at the Service of Remembrance at Ripon Cathedral, the Textiles Club’s stunning poppy dress and the History’ Club’s poignant memorials to those former students who lost their lives in WW1 and WW2 and to Queen Elizabeth II.”
Stephen Birdsall added: “This is my first year as Richmond School and Sixth Form College’s Service Children’s Advocate and it has been a great honour to be involved in so many events to commemorate Remembrance. Our Service Students are a wonderful group and they embody such resilience and really support each other. I am looking forward to working more closely with them throughout the year.”