Risedale pupils help install Ribbon of Remembrance

Abbie Davies and Leila Styles.

Pupils from Risedale College have helped install the Ribbon of Remembrance between Catterick Garrison and Richmond.

The profiles of people who served and lived through the First World War have been put together by the Green Howards Museum.

Boards featuring the information have now been hung along the two-and-a-half mile route between the two towns as part of the district’s commemoration of the centenary anniversary of the end of the war.

The work was aided by the school’s service children’s advocate, Helen Porritt and five pupils.

Residents are being encouraged to walk the ribbon route and see the display during the Remembrance weekend.

The five pupils, who are Risedale’s history champions, were interviewed for ITV News Tyne Tees as part of a story featuring in the news broadcast that evening.

Daisy Chadwick said: “I was very excited to get involved as we are in a garrison and it’s important to learn about the history.”

Oliver Davies said: “I think it’s really important for the younger generation to get involved.”

Maddie Stephens said: “It’s good for people to know about the men and woman that helped and the soldiers that died.”

Risedale students have been working in partnership with the Green Howards Museum for a few years now and have been fortunate enough to have staff, ex-servicemen and volunteers bring actual artefacts to the school to support their studies bringing history to life.

Mrs Porritt said: “Well done to our Year 10 students Abbie Davies, Leila Styles, Oliver Davies, Daisy Chadwick and Maddie Stephens for all your efforts.

“You were a credit to the History Champions and Risedale.”