Local School Teacher Takes Part in Armed Forces Uniform To Work Day

Children from Pyrgo Priory Primary School at Harold Hill in Essex got a surprise today when their Teacher arrived to work in full Military Uniform. 

Teaching assistant Mathew Galliers is a member of the Army Reserves serving with 151 Regiment, The Royal Logistic Corps.

Mathew age 20, from Harold Hill has been a member of the Army Reserves for 18 months and is currently trained as an Army Driver. Mathew wore his uniform as part of Uniform to Work Day.

Uniform to work day is a day of celebration that recognises the important role the reserves play in both community and the Armed Forces. It also recognises the significant contribution and support provided by the employers of the Reservists. 

The children attended a special assembly where they learnt about Armed Forces Day and the Army Reserves. The children also got to try on some of Mathew’s equipment and clothing.

Assistant Head Teacher Darren Mathews said: “Since joining us at Pyrgo Priory, Matthew has formed excellent relationships with the pupils he supports in class, many of whom look up to him as a positive role model. We are happy to support Matthew in his work with the Army Reserves.

It is clear that the skills and attitudes he is developing through his training with them; whether that is in time management, commitment, reliability, problem solving, communication or motivating others, go on to have a positive impact on the learning attitudes of the children back at school.”

Visit the Armed Forces Day website for more information.

Image: Mathew Galliers with some of his young pupils at Pyrgo Priory Primary School at Harold Hill

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