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A visit from the High Sheriff of Cheshire

Year 7 students were treated this week to a talk on the history and role of a High Sheriff, from the current High Sheriff of Cheshire, Mrs. Sellers.

Our Year 7 students were treated this week to a talk on the history and role of a High Sheriff, from the current High Sheriff of Cheshire, Mrs. Sellers.

The High Sheriff explained the appointment is made by Her Majesty the Queen, to represent her in the County of Cheshire in matters relating to law and order. The post involves offering support to the Police, Judges, Magistrates, Coroners, the Prison and Probation Services, the emergency services and all branches of the Armed Forces. The High Sheriff explained the significance of her outfit including three Ostrich feathers worn in her hat.

Mrs Sellers said the role allowed her to highlight the work of volunteers who make such a difference to the lives of people living and working in Cheshire, in both large and small organisations.

She lent her support to school by agreeing to be drawn by students during her talk. The winning illustration will be published in a book titled 101 uses for an Ostrich alongside work from illustrator Tony Ross, with proceeds going to the Addington Trust.

The High Sheriff was delighted with the portraits produced by the students but then had the difficult decision of choosing the eventual winner to be included in the publication.

Pictured with Mrs. Sellers from left to right are: Clarice Morris-Brown; Millie Thompson; Joe Stockley; Will Roche; Finley Hibbert; Alex Bell.