Grainville School was proud to host its first Royal Visit on Wednesday 18th July 2012. Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall met with students and staff as part of their visit to Jersey in the year of Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee.
A part of their visit the Royal Couple spent time with our National First Aid Champions, the Grainville Army Cadets, Organic Gardeners and Advanced Peer Mentors. The Prince of Wales also tried out the new traversing wall having watched students in the Army Cadet Force move along the wall so easily. Despite being dressed in his suit, Prince Charles impressed the audience as he climbed across the wall with great confidence and dexterity. The Prince and Duchess then spent time with students who will be riding from London to Paris in aid of the Stroke Association in September. To date, Grainville has raised £16,000 towards the cycle challenge.
Grainville prides itself on working within the community and was pleased to involve the local primary schools in the Royal visit. Six pupils and the Headteacher of each school were presented to the Royal couple. Springfield, Grands Vaux, FCJ, St Martin, St John, Trinity and St Saviour primaries all attended.
The Duchess of Cornwall spent some time with our youngest students in Year 7 within the Horizon department, which is based on a ‘school within a school’. Groups of Year 7 students shared their ideas on their most recent project, which was to develop a product around the theme of the Diamond Jubilee.
To complete the tour, the Duchess met with students and Key Workers from the Communications Provision whilst Prince Charles attended a presentation for the Prince’s Trust.
The Royal Visit was phenomenal success and students, school governors, staff and invited guests all agreed that the Royal couple had enjoyed their first visit to Grainville School.