ROYAL VISIT TO CELEBRATE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF PRINCE WILLIAM SCHOOL AND OPEN NEWLY REFURBISHED SCHOOL HALL
The 50th anniversary of Prince William School was marked with an official visit from HRH The Duke of Gloucester (Wednesday 30 June). The Duke of Gloucester is the brother of the late Prince William, after whom the school is named, so has a special connection with the school.
During his visit he was shown around the school by headteacher, Mrs Elizabeth Dormor, and met various groups of students
HRH The Duke of Gloucester was introduced to a group who have been working together on a Greenpower car project, the school’s Pupil Parliament representatives, members of the student council, members of the student leadership team, and participants of the Sports Leadership programme.
The Duke of Gloucester was also introduced to members of local charitable organisations which benefit the school significantly including representatives from Souster Youth, who provide free counselling services for students; members of the James Rutterford Trust, a charity which raises significant funding each year to provide opportunities for students from families suffering financial hardship; and members of the Parent and Friends Association, which also raises significant funds for the school each year.
With his background in architecture, HRH The Duke of Gloucester was particularly interested to meet school governors and some of the professionals who are responsible for the design and building of the new sports hall whilst being able to look at the architectural drawings for the new sports hall development.
He finished his visit by watching a short excerpt from a recent performance of a student production of Blood Brothers in the newly refurbished main hall and then unveiling a plaque to mark his visit and officially name the hall as ‘The Gloucester Hall’