Mowden School's support for armed services

Red, White and Blue Day at Mowden Hall School.
Red, White and Blue Day at Mowden Hall School.

CHILDREN at a Tynedale school dressed up in red, white and blue in support of the armed forces last week.

Red, White and Blue Day, a national fund-raising campaign in schools which raises money for charities with close ties to the armed forces, was supported by pupils at Mowden Hall School in Newton, near Stocksfield, on Friday, October 6.

For 2017, the day had a special focus on women in the forces, commemorating the 100th birthday of the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS) and exploring all the roles women have taken up when serving their country.

The school raised £350 through donations from those who took part.

The funds raised will be divided between the Royal Navy, Royal Marine Charity, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.

As part of the day, Capt. Tom Crosby from 3RHA at Albemarle Barracks spoke to the children about service and life in the armed forces.

The assembly helped children understand historical events while also giving them a better understanding of life in the modern armed forces.

Headmaster Neal Bailey said: “At Mowden Hall we place great emphasis on the fundamental British values, namely respect, liberty, equality, responsibility and tolerance, to list but a few.

“Having the opportunity to listen to Capt. Tom Crosby gave the pupils a more profound understanding of the armed forces and the wonderful commitment they offered, and continue to offer, to our country.

“Mowden Hall is fortunate enough to educate several pupils from armed forces families, thus making our marking of the centenary all the more relevant and significant.”

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