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Low Moor school is honoured by Defence chief
A Bradford primary school has been recognsied by military top brass for supporting armed forces reservists.
Hill Top CE Primary School, at Low Moor , has received a certificate signed by the Chief of the Defence staff and the Secretary of State for Defence from SaBRE (Support for Britain’s Reservists and Employers), an organisation which encourages companies and organisations to understand the importance of Reservists and show their support.
The school has supported reservists for two years. Nursery teacher Hannah Sammons, from Bradford, has been a reservist for ten years.
The certificate was presented by the Richard Lenton, regional SaBRE director, who said more than 10,000 companies and organisation across the UK were active supporters of around 8,000 reservists.
Head teacher, Des Martin said: “We are delighted to be recognised in this way and are very proud to be supporting the Reserve Forces.
“Not only do reservists provide a vital role to our armed forces, but we also benefit enormously from the transferable skills they learn, particularly in decision-making, leadership and team work.”
Mr Lenton said: “Becoming a reservist can benefit businesses and organisations by developing vital life and management skills for their employees.
“Through educating employers and speaking directly to the decision-makers within companies, we want to encourage employers and employees to sign up.
“Some of the roles reservists can find themselves responsible for are providing force protection, emergency relief, contingency planning and regularly providing the lead role in reconstruction efforts in countries such as Afghanistan and Iraq – all skills which transfer across in the work place.”
Reservists in the Yorkshire region serve in the Royal Naval Reserve, the Royal Marines, the Territorial Army and the Royal Auxiliary Air Force and can be mobilised wherever needed to work alongside Britain’s regular Armed Forces.
Organisations can become a reservist supporter by visiting the SaBRE website at sabre.mod.uk.