Cavalry rides in for youngsters

Troopers from the Household Cavalry visited Lavenham Primary School''Pictured: Trooper Josh Dudley and Trooper Dan Griffin talking to some of the pupils (From the left: Kitty Wilson, Amelia Beach, Charlotte Longley, Liam Ruffell-Chuter and Joshua Twitchen) with Jack Norman (From Babergh District Council)
Troopers from the Household Cavalry visited Lavenham Primary School''Pictured: Trooper Josh Dudley and Trooper Dan Griffin talking to some of the pupils (From the left: Kitty Wilson, Amelia Beach, Charlotte Longley, Liam Ruffell-Chuter and Joshua Twitchen) with Jack Norman (From Babergh District Council)
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THE HOUSEHOLD Cavalry have been visiting children at Lavenham Primary School who are learning all about royalty in the Diamond Jubilee year.

Soldiers from the cavalry gave a fun presentation to the youngsters and told them about their military and ceremonial roles and brought in uniforms for youngsters to try on.

Their visit is part of 16 which have been arranged for the school thanks to the help of villager Joy Baker.

It had a particular poignance as Jo Woodgate who grew up in Lavenham lost his life while serving with the household cavalry in Afghanistan in 2010.

Headteacher Jan Fisher said of the visits: “It’s lovely, it’s really getting the children fired up for the celebrations and the importance of it.”

“It only happens once and it’s quite significant,” she added.

After each visit the children will write about what they have learned, in preparation for making a Diamond Jubilee book.

Other visits still to come include an attendee of a state banquet and someone who has been knighted.