North Yorkshire MKC Heroes Remembrance 2019

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Published on November 21st, 2019 | by Pete Ogburn

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North Yorkshire Remembrance 2019.   On Friday 8th November 2019 700 young people, representing 27 schools from across North Yorkshire, attended the annual North Yorkshire’s Service Children and MKC Heroes Service to Remember at Ripon Cathedral.  Mrs J Ropner, Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, the Mayor of Ripon and senior representatives from Catterick [&hellip

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North Yorkshire Remembrance 2019.

 

On Friday 8th November 2019 700 young people, representing 27 schools from across North Yorkshire, attended the annual North Yorkshire’s Service Children and MKC Heroes Service to Remember at Ripon Cathedral.  Mrs J Ropner, Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, the Mayor of Ripon and senior representatives from Catterick Garrison and Menwith Hill also attended the Service both to remember fallen soldiers and to celebrate our wonderful Service Children.

 

 

The Service this year commemorated the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings, the theme for the artwork was ‘boot-prints’ to commemorate the mark that the soldiers left on the world.  There were more than 1000 boot-prints, decorated by the school children, displayed in the Cathedral and Capt. Col Taylor of HQ at Catterick Garrison, provided the schools with decommissioned boots which were then beautifully and thoughtfully decorated and placed on the altar at the Cathedral.

 

               

 

Children and young people from MKC Heroes schools were involved in the Service; Deborah from Boroughbridge High School and Dylan from Risedale Community and Sports College presented the Standards at the Altar, supported by members from local RBL branches.  Daniel, Bradley and Ava, from Linton on Ouse Primary School, beautifully read the Bible reading.  Scarlett, Kenzie, Erin and Teddy from Bolton-on-Swale Primary School wrote thoughtful prayers which they then read beautifully.

 

  

 

  Cara from St Francis Xavier School and Isadora from Great Ouseburn Primary School represented all the Service Pupils and supported WWII veteran Mr Ken Cook laying the wreath while the Last Post was played by a bugler from The Royal Signals (Northern) Band.

 

 

One of the highlights of the Service was the debut performance of the 120 strong Northern MKC Heroes Choir who sang ‘It’s all About You’ and ‘What a Wonderful World’.  They were amazing and we are looking forward to watching their choir grow.

The Service is a highlight in the North Yorkshire schools calendar, it gives Service Children the opportunity to reconnect with friends who have moved on to other schools, to celebrate the unique life they lead and to Remember, which is incredibly important for military families.


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