Children at Cherry Grove Primary School welcomed a special guest to their enrichment club.

High Sheriff of Cheshire Bill Holroyd visited the Boughton School as a guest of the reading charity Passion for Learning, which runs in a number of schools in Chester and Ellesmere Port.

With the help of trained volunteers, the clubs offer children the chance of spending time on activities that they might not otherwise do at home, as well as the chance to learn new skills, develop their own interests and make friendships.

The High Sheriff explained to the children that the role of the sheriff had originally been created to raise taxes to pay the Vikings not to invade England and that he was very proud to act as the Queen’s representative in Cheshire.

MD of Passion for Learning Diane Clark, High Sheriff of Cheshire Bill Holroyd and Rector of Tarporley Parish churches Georgina Watmore with pupils at Cherry Grove Primary School in Boughton, Chester

He explained that his role is that of a volunteer and so he had great kinship with those that volunteer to help anyone in the county of Cheshire.

A St David’s Day theme at the club included a snack of Caerphilly cheese and biscuits, painting Welsh dragons and creating daffodils as well as admiring the Sheriff’s ceremonial sword.

Managing director for Passion for Learning Diane Clark said: “We were delighted to have the High Sheriff visit us this week in Cherry Grove and are grateful for his support to our organisation.

“We continue to try to bring to the children experiences which they may not ever otherwise have encountered and open their eyes to learning in a fun and inspiring way.”