Annabel Hall, Service Pupils’ Champion for a cluster of schools in Ripon, North Yorkshire, explains how she supports your children…



I LOOK after the emotional wellbeing and social development of Service children and families, providing bespoke support including securing school places, helping children settle in, liaising between schools and the Army, attending welfare meetings and giving assemblies.

I run presentations on the challenges facing Service pupils, discussing issues like the emotional cycle of deployment and explaining military jargon. By being a point of contact, I can raise the profile of your children and their unique needs.

With assistance from colleagues, I’ve established HMS Heroes in North Yorkshire, giving young people a voice to support each other in times of need.

The group recently had their standard dedicated at Ripon Cathedral (pictured). The children now proudly carry the standard at events such as Remembrance Day, as they represent each other and demonstrate the important place they hold in their schools.

For more information about HMS Heroes, visit

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