Patriotic day for young students at Heather Ridge
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-