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In the News – Remembrance Sunday

18 November 2021  |  Greg Ient

Katie Frame, one of our Year 13 students, played a crucial role in the Remembrance Sunday Parade last Sunday, where she led the 1st Northallerton Scout Group. Preparations for the important day began last Friday, when the group foraged for sticks to create crosses that were later placed by the Scouts in front of the military graves at All Saints Church, including the grave of LCpl Ben Hyde, former Northallerton School student, killed in action in Iraq in 2003. The day continued with the Scouts laying the wreaths, followed by the parade down Northallerton High Street. 

Katie said: “ I feel hugely proud to have led the 1st Northallerton Scout Group in this year’s Remembrance Parade as a Young Leader – it was a particularly special parade as it was the last one I will do. For the last 4 years I have been volunteering with both Cubs and Scouts in Northallerton, and to be able to go out every year and participate in this remembrance event is a privilege. After missing a year due to lockdown, it felt doubly important to use this day as one for reflection, and having over 40 young people attend on Sunday morning just puts into perspective the care and compassion that the Scout Group has for our fallen heroes. It was a fantastic experience to be involved with and I’m thankful that I was able to take part.”

Duncan Wallace, Group Scout Leader said, “Katie has come through Scouting and developed training and learning skills to enable her to be a role model for young people. She is very community-orientated and can connect with all cross-sections of society. She has a good work ethic but realises that charity work must be fun to make it worthwhile for volunteers.”

Assistant Head, Anna Cox, said, “It is such a pleasure to see so many of our students taking part as scouts, explorers and cadets. Their dedication was clear to see and their conduct impeccable, they are a credit to their families, their leaders and to us.”

Eleanor Webster, Captain of Chapman House and Arete Student Leader was also at the service to represent Northallerton School and lay the wreath.

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