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High Sheriff of North Yorkshire Visits School, Virtually

The children and staff in school yesterday were lucky enough to meet (via Skype) the High Sheriff of North Yorkshire, High Sheriff David Kerfoot. Below you can read the press release from his office.

 

The Office of The High Sheriff of North Yorkshire

PRESS RELEASE

 

 

Virtual visit from the High Sheriff of North Yorkshire to village primary school supporting the children of key workers.

This would normally be a busy time for the recently appointed High Sheriff of North Yorkshire, attending community events and visiting the various emergency services who support our county and keep us safe. With the current situation of the country in lockdown, alternative means of communication have had to be adopted and for the High Sheriff there is no exception.

While many parents are having to adopt home schooling methods, those within our communities who work in the emergency services have no choice but to send their children to school. The High Sheriff, David Kerfoot MBE DL, decided he would like to pay a virtual visit to some of those schools and offer his support in a slightly different way.

The first in a series of visits took place on Monday with a video conference meeting arranged with the headteacher and children who ranged in age from 5 to 11 years, of Hutton Rudby Primary School near Yarm. All appeared on screen with a live interactive connection.

After an introduction from the Matthew Kelly, headteacher, the children put some prepared questions to the High Sheriff, which ranged from ‘What are the main duties of a High Sheriff and is it challenging?’, ‘Have you ever met the Queen?’, to ‘What is your favourite food?’. The High Sheriff also talked to the children about his hobbies and sporting interests, his charity work and his support to businesses in these challenging times. His favourite question of the day was ‘When everything is back to normal, will you come and visit us?’ to which he replied, ‘You bet I will!’ The High Sheriff finished by setting a competition for the children which he and his wife Elizabeth will judge.

The High Sheriff said ‘I think it is important to offer support to our schools who in turn are supporting our key workers to keep our county afloat. In addition, to talk to children about the role of the High Sheriff, many of whom may know nothing about it’

Headteacher Matthew Kelly said afterwards ‘The children are still talking about him and their interview! It was also lovely for the staff, who greatly appreciated the time and kindness David showed.’

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