Staff represent college at Westminster Abbey service

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A SOUTH Yorkshire college was one of only two nationally to be represented at a special service attended by the Archbishop of Canterbury in honour of The National Society.

Former chair of governors Joan Brier and assistant principal Carl Gregory from Rotherham College of Arts and Technology attended the service at Westminster Abbey to celebrate 200 years of The National Society.

The society was founded in 1811 with the mission to establish a church school in every parish in England and Wales and quickly became a system of education, establishing nearly 17,000 such establishments.

The college was invited as guests of St. James’s House, a London publishing company which produces work on behalf the Home Office, the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy – and is the publisher of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee 2012 Souvenir Album, to which the college has contributed.

Carl said: “It was an honour to meet the Archbishop and represent Rotherham at such a prestigious event.”