Lost children at Moreton Show are a thing of the past, thanks to the wristband scheme sponsored and run by the Moreton in Marsh-based Dormer House School.
Moreton Show is one of the biggest one-day agricultural shows in the country, with some 25,000 visitors coming onto the showground on the Batsford Estate. The show on Saturday, September 2 will be the third year in succession that Dormer House School will man stands at both entrances, handing out wristbands to parents of children.
The scheme is simple – parents add their mobile phone numbers to the bands and, if a child becomes separated at the show, the Stewards can quickly and easily contact the parents to reunite them.
The scheme has been a huge success over the past couple of years and Dormer House School love getting involved in the operation.
‘It’s great to know that the children are safe at the show,’ said Justine Berry, Parent Trustee at the School. ‘It’s a busy job each year but a great way of getting involved with the show, which is such an important event each year in our community.’
Moreton Show features fabulous British food, the JCB Dancing Diggers, Tractor Ted, dancing sheep and 350 trade stands. More than 2,000 animals will be there, including the contenders for the Selekt Three Shires Trophy, the Triple Crown of cattle showing. Some of the country’s top horses are also featured, aiming to qualify for the end of season Horse of the Year Show. Buy tickets at www.moretonshow.co.uk.
Founded in 1875, Dormer House School is proud of its heritage as a small Cotswold school. The aim of Dormer House is to give children a liberal education through a wide curriculum based on the philosophy of Charlotte Mason which, to this day, is an inspiration and a great source of pride. After a 2016 inspection, Ofsted praised the school for its curriculum and the ‘outstanding personal development, behaviour and welfare of pupils’. The school prides itself in preparing students for their next step, both in core academic subjects and by giving them confidence through its extensive arts and sports programmes.