Royal Visit

16th September 2015

On Wednesday 16th September, Barrow Hills were delighted to host the inaugural visit of our President, HRH The Duchess of Gloucester. Local dignitaries and school governors – as well as our head boy and girl – joined the duchess for delicious refreshments provided by Krys Darg and her team before visiting various areas of our school.




The Duchess is a natural with children and her engagement and enjoyment shone in her face throughout her visit. She visited Year 7 in their science lesson, watched some ballet in the dance studio and then, in the hall, observed various children from Y5 – Y8.





During a short service in Chapel, having unveiled a plaque to commemorate her visit, she thoroughly enjoyed a rousing rendition of the school hymn after two songs performed by Pre-Prep. Just before leaving chapel she was presented with a small gift and a bouquet.






After a gracious farewell, she stepped into her waiting car as the rain began to fall and went on to reopen the newly refurbished Queen Mary House at King Edward’s.

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