On 22nd February 2012, students and staff at Uxbridge High School were delighted and proud to receive a visit from HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall.
The Royal couple, along with some 100 guests, attended the school to mark the 10th anniversary of the charity Teach First. Uxbridge High School has been associated with Teach First since its inception.
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were greeted by students and staff in a procession led by Dhol Drummers. The Royal couple stopped to shake hands as they made their way to the Lancaster Building.
Prince Charles visited a maths lesson, taught by Mr Wright, whilst the Duchess of Cornwall was invited to hear students read passages from their favourite books.
Click play button on left to view BBC News. The visit concluded with a special assembly. Daniel Harris played a specially composed piano piece as Their Royal Highnesses took their seats. Our talented drama students performed an urban version of Romeo and Juliet in front of the Royal couple and special guests. Daniel Pitts (Year 7) - designated the school’s ‘poet laureate’ – read a poem he had written specially for the occasion. Zahida Ahmad and Jamilah Ssenyonjo recited the school motto: ‘Making Success Happen’ in an array of languages, including Welsh, to honour the Royal visitors.
The Prince unveiled a special plaque commemorating ten years of partnership between Uxbridge High School and Teach First. His Royal Highness said “I just want to say before we go what an enormous pleasure it has been to visit this remarkable school” and he also praised the work of those involved with the charity, Teach First. To read the full version of The Prince of Wales’ speech, click here.
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