A VIRTUAL visit has been made by the High Sheriff of North Yorkshire to a village primary school supporting the children of key workers.

This would normally be a busy time for David Kerfoot MBE DL, the recently appointed High Sheriff of North Yorkshire – attending community events and visiting the various emergency services who support our county and keep us safe. With the current situation of the country in lockdown, alternative means of communication have had to be adopted and for the High Sheriff there is no exception.

While many parents are having to adopt home schooling methods, those within our communities who work in the emergency services have no choice but to send their children to school.

Mr Kerfoot decided he would like to pay a virtual visit to some of those schools and offer his support in a slightly different way.

The first in a series of visits took place on Monday with a video conference meeting arranged with the headteacher and children who ranged in age from five to 11 years, of Hutton Rudby Primary School near Yarm. All appeared on screen with a live interactive connection.

Mr Kerfoot said: said "I think it is important to offer support to our schools who in turn are supporting our key workers to keep our county afloat, and to talk about the role of the High Sheriff."