On Thursday 20th of June I visited my old school Berkswich Primary near Milford. It was a lovely walk down memory lane for me, as I had not been there since my family left Milford 40 years ago. I listened to the children sing in assembly and spoke to them about the role of High Sheriff. I also told them that I once sat where they were when I was younger.
My morning continued with visits to each classroom so I could take part in question and answer sessions with the children. It is fair to say that I was hugely impressed with the pupils and staff at my old school. The children were very engaging and had plenty of questions for me on an array of subjects, ranging from the duties involved in being a High Sheriff (with keen interest in my court uniform), the environment, being positive and not fearing failure. We talked about how it is okay to make mistakes; that everyone does from time to time, and that we should learn from experiences and strive to move on.
I am so delighted that Berkswich Primary School continues to thrive under the safe governance of its Head Teacher, Mrs Samantha Jackson and her fabulous team of teaching staff and classroom assistants!
Thank you for your kind hospitality and for a wonderful experience which I will treasure in my thoughts always.