Date Posted... Mar 22nd 2024





The Lord High Sheriff Visits Pre-Prep

Our pupils at Pre-Prep had a visit from Toby Ashworth, the High Sheriff of Cornwall.

Dressed in his regulation court dress, complete with hat, gloves and sword,  Mr Ashworth led the morning assembly. He introduced himself to the children before explaining his role as the King’s representative in Cornwall. He talked about his journey to becoming Sheriff, having served in the Royal Navy and worked in the Cornish tourism industry. A voluntary position, the appointment of the High Sheriff is made annually by HRH The Duke of Cornwall.

The pupils were able to ask lots of questions, including what Mr Ashworth’s favourite thing was about being a High Sheriff and whether a woman can become a High Sheriff (they can).

It was a fun and memorable assembly and we would like to thank Mr Ashworth for taking the time to visit the Pre-Prep and sharing his story with our community.