Cambridge school receives royal visit
HRH, The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex visited the Bell Cambridge on 27 April. The Earl of Wessex met students from across the world – 34 nationalities altogether – who had prepared special projects showcasing aspects of their culture. These focused on music, art, traditional dress and costume, food and drink. Students also showed what they have learnt about British culture.
The Earl of Wessex is passionate about organisations and causes which provide opportunities for young people and plays a leading role in the development of The Duke of Edinburgh Award, a programme created by his father to help young people develop skills for life and work.
Students Sarah Willems, 19 from Belgium, and Santiago Zuloaga Chave, 19 from Mexico, presented The Earl of Wessex with gifts from the staff and students at Bell: a bespoke flag with all the nationalities Bell has taught and a small engraved bell with the date of the visit. The Earl of Wessex unveiled and rang a large commemorative school bell to mark the occasion.
Even the great British weather and the need for umbrellas didn’t dampen spirits. A great day was had by everyone.