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Student Leaders represent School at Chairman’s reception for Armed Forces Day

19 June 2019  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in:

Year 10 students Finlay McKechnie and James Roberts were invited to represent Richmond School at the Chairman’s reception to celebrate armed forces day on 18th June.                                 Many areas of the armed forces were represented and Cllr Jim Clark from North Yorkshire County Council thanked everyone for their contribution and emphasised how important military personnel and military families are to North Yorkshire. Year 10 students Finlay McKechnie and James Roberts were invited to represent Richmond School at the Chairman’s reception to celebrate armed forces day on 18th June.                                 Many areas of the armed forces were represented and Cllr Jim Clark from North Yorkshire County Council thanked everyone for their contribution and emphasised how important military personnel and military families are to North Yorkshire.   Finlay was asked to carry the flag for the official photographs and both students were a real credit to the school. There was much discussion about military bands, Finlay plays the saxophone, and James plays the oboe, and they commented on how well supported they are at Richmond School for music.    Finlay and James were superb ambassadors for Richmond School and were confident talking to military leaders and the Chairman, Cllr Jim Clark. Everyone commented on how impressive they were, and all seemed amazed that they were in Year 10 (rather than the Sixth Form!).   James commented “I enjoyed meeting loads of different people from different backgrounds, it was interesting seeing the worlds of the military and schools in the region, and meeting the Chairman of the County Council broadened my horizons.” Finlay said “I love meeting people from a military background because they always have stories to tell and I can really familiarise with them.” Ms Mannion, Careers Leader, added “It was good to be able to talk to the representative from Harrogate Army Foundation College about career paths, and this will help any students who are keen to go down this route for the future”. As student leaders, Finlay and James are always proud to represent Richmond School at events such as these. They looked very smart wearing their leadership ties.

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