Rydal Penrhos Community
Staff and pupils lend support to The Great Get Together in memory of Jo Cox

Staff and pupils lend support to The Great Get Together in memory of Jo Cox

A large number of staff and pupils at Rydal Penrhos lent their support to a nationwide initiative honouring the life of a former Member of Parliament.

The group descended on the Plateau on Sunday, June 18, where they took part in a series of activities as part of their contribution to The Great Get Together, which was set-up by the Jo Cox Foundation on the first anniversary of her tragic death.

It also marked the first in a series of activities set-up by Rydal Penrhos as part of National Boarding Week, which runs from June 19-25.

During the event those that attended took part in a three legged race and a bound together pivot, before joining up for a picture outlining the letter “JC” in memory of the MP.

Husband Brendan Cox said the 120,000 events taking place showed the country was "crying out" for sense of togetherness.

The Great Get Together is based on the message in Mrs Cox's maiden speech in Parliament that "we have more in common than that which divides us".

Speaking to the BBC, Mr Cox said: "The thing that really drove Jo was bringing communities together.

"She wanted to bring people together of different types and backgrounds and she would be incredibly humbled by the scale of the response.

"I think we know of about 120,000 events so far across the country. And I think what that shows is just the sense that the country's crying out for these moments of togetherness."

Mrs Cox was fatally shot and stabbed in Birstall in her Yorkshire constituency of Batley and Spen on June 16 last year.

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