Pa­tri­otic day for young stu­dents at Heather Ridge

Star Courier (Surrey & Hants) - - FRONT PAGE -

Heather Ridge In­fant School in Martindale Av­enue has sup­ported the an­nual event for three years and pupils raised more than £ 200 by dress­ing in the colours of the armed forces.

This year, the day was ded­i­cated to women in the armed forces, to com­mem­o­rate the 100th an­niver­sary of the Women’s Royal Naval Ser­vice.

The day kicked off with each year group tak­ing it in turns to en­joy out­door games, fol­lowed by learn­ing ac­tiv­i­ties such as writ­ing about women’s roles, com­par­ing their lives, learn­ing facts about the war and mak­ing bunting.

Head­teacher Sarah El­liot said: “Our school has a small pro­por­tion of army fam­i­lies and we feel pas­sion­ate about cel­e­brat­ing them and all armed forces by host­ing this day.

“As a school, I think it is im­por­tant for the chil­dren to be aware that women can and are in the armed forces and we have a cou­ple of serv­ing mums.”

She con­tin­ued: “It is im­por­tant for the chil­dren to gain an ap­pre­ci­a­tion and a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of the role that women play in the armed forces and to get a flavour of the his­tory of our coun­try.

“It does bring some won­der­ful sions.”

Dur­ing the event, pupils, par­ents and teach­ers raised a to­tal of £ 250 to­wards the armed forces. about dis­cus-

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