In June, Prince Edward, The Earl Of Wessex (Trustee of the Duke Of Edinburgh Award) visited the University Of Hertfordshire. He viewed the displays and demonstrations showcasing a wide array of skills that secondary school pupils have learned as part of their Duke Of Edinburgh Award.
Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire and Governor of the University Robert Voss CBE was joined by The Hon Marquis of Salisbury, Chancellor of the University Robert Gasgoyne-Cecil, The Chairman of Hertfordshire County Council Richard Thake, and Barbara Fitzsimon, the Mayor of the Welwyn Hatfield Council.
The Earl seemed to thoroughly enjoy hearing about all of the achievements of the pupils from multiple schools and organisations across the County. There were a number of perfomances that were put on for the Earl. They included a wheelchair dance routine that was performed by physically and neurologically impaired young adults from the Lonsdale School in Stevenage.
Professor Ian Campbell, Deputy Vice Chancellor at the University Of Hertfordshire said 'We are delighted to host the Earl of Wessex and the exhibition, in celebration of the Duke of Edinburgh Award, by young people in Hertfordshire. The Award scheme has inspired and transformed the lives of millions of young people from all walks of life and this very much fits in with us as a vibrant and inclusive university,'
The Earl also met with various UH working towards their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award, as well as staff who are volunteers and assessors for the Award scheme. Here are a few photos below from the event!
Earl Of Wessex meets VP Activities Amal Jolly. All photos courtesy of Pete Stevens.