The representative of the Queen in South Yorkshire, HM Lord-Lieutenant Andrew Coombe, took time out from his very busy schedule to visit us last Saturday. The HM Lord-Lieutenant kindly judged a cake decorating completion and delivered a very informative and interactive speech about his role and responsibilities to our monarchy, highlighting the history of his ceremonial sword.
HM Lord-Lieutenant said “The adventure playground is an excellent facility and provides a safe haven for children to play freely. I was particularly interested to hear about how they are developing active citizenship skills. Well done to all involved.”
Lauren Catlyn, who is on placement with the playground from Leeds Beckett University, assisted with arranging the visit. She said, “The children and families had a rare opportunity to view the ceremonial sword and find out its history. The children were intrigued.”
Diana, aged 9, said: “The sword is steel made in Sheffield and very shiny. It had his name on it.”