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Year 7 students take part in Virtual Service to Remember

06 November 2020  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in:

Elsie, Katherine and Gracie have produced some lovely artwork on the theme ‘Heroes’ for the virtual ‘Service to Remember’ which celebrates Remembrance Day this year, instead of the usual service at Ripon Cathedral which was planned to take place today.  The Year 7 students’ artwork is a thoughtful reflection on their own connections with the Services as well as Remembrance Day more generally.  The virtual service was organised by the Services Children’s Champions in North Yorkshire and included contributions from many local primary and secondary schools.  As well as the artwork from the girls, who all have a parent in military service, Richmond School also contributed a recording of Year 7 Services Children singing the National Anthem.  With a very quick turnaround time, they worked with Mr Boyd and Miss Dix to produce a recording full of enthusiasm and gusto!  You can enjoy watching The Service to Remember HERE

It was really interesting to see Katherine’s reflection on Services Children as her heroes.  She explored the courage, flexibility and resilience they have to show at times; qualities which we really value at school.  Here at Richmond School we have over 170 students from Services families as part of our community and we value the qualities they bring and recognise the service of their families.

Sarah Gleave said: “I am really pleased to have a role this year as Services Children’s Advocate at Richmond School and Sixth Form College.  It has been fantastic to get to know some of the students already and I really look forward to developing the role over the course of the year.”

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