26 Oct Shropshire Lieutenancy presentation to Newcastle C.E Primary School
Deputy Lieutenant Katherine Garnier was warmly welcomed by the staff and pupils at Newcastle Church of England Primary School in the Clun Valley when she joined a special assembly last week. With the help of power point the children were introduced to the role of HM King Charles III as Head of the Nation, the Commonwealth, and State, the Armed Forces and the Church of England They heard how the King, together with help from members of his family, visits schools, hospitals, charities, the armed forces and organisations across the UK and give Honours to recognise public and voluntary service. They were also very interested to learn how the Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire, Mrs Anna Turner, represents The King throughout the county and how she is helped by her team of Deputy Lieutenants.
The little school in Newcastle-on-Clun is described as A Small School with a Big Heart and Big Expectations. As part of the Blue Hills Federation the children gain specialist teaching in subjects such as music, sport and computing through interactions and shared learning experiences with other Federation primary schools in Bucknell and Clunbury. After school clubs offer further extra-curricular activities and the school has recently announced plans to introduce a flexi-schooling approach for other local children who are home-educated. Lead Teacher Chris Richards said “We are confident that the home-learning community can bring valuable experiences, backgrounds and skill-sets to our school. It could be the best of both educational worlds”