Surprise visit from cavalry officer

Fairfield School pupils meeting cavalry officer Nicola Pratt and her horse Brunel.

Fairfield School pupils meeting cavalry officer Nicola Pratt and her horse Brunel. - Credit: Archant

SURPRISED children from Backwell were treated to a visit from a cavalry officer during a remembrance service.

Fairfield School pupils discovered a horse and uniformed cavalry man in their playground after taking part in a two-minute silence.

Nicola Pratt, who specialises in historic cavalry events, attended in full battle dress with her horse Brunel.

Headteacher Lesley Barton said: “It was a wonderful opportunity for them to witness firsthand and to learn about the role horses played in World War One.”