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Recognition for long service to Special Education

Recognised for her outstanding 46 years of service to Education and Special Education, Mrs Barter, Head of Religious Education at NCW, was invited to a very special garden party at Buckingham Palace to celebrate.

Following her royal invitation, Rosie Barter attended the Queen’s Garden Party on Wednesday 18 May along with other members of the public who are recognised for their services to local communities and society.

“I had a lovely day, having lunch first in London with my husband followed by the event at Buckingham Palace from 3pm – 6pm.”

The garden party was hosted on a beautiful sunny day, with music from military bands travelling across the immaculate gardens and afternoon tea presented for all attending on beautiful china.

“Highlights for me included chatting to other people to find out what they had been nominated for – there were lots of people from all sorts of organisations. There were nurses who had provided amazing services during Covid, as well as charity workers. 
I also loved seeing The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate, so close up. She looked beautiful and was so gracious when talking to people.

It feels so nice to receive recognition for something I love doing. I had a lovely day out and feel very proud!”

Rosie has taught at NCW for 27 years, working in a variety of roles including Head of Geography, History Teacher and now Head of RE and ASDAN (Award Scheme Accreditation and Network).

“I love ASDAN and being able to take students out on field trips so that they can experience the world. We have climbed Snowdonia, been to Dartmoor where we have painted stones and limpets and been to the Brecon Beacons to learn about glaciations and Geology.”

In the future, she hopes to retire, do a bit of travelling, spend time with her 6 grandchildren and get stuck in with some gardening.

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