Whilst HRH visited RAF Benson Primary school he was greeted at the car by some children who opened the doors and led him to the main school entrance. Here he met with Staff and was shown to Griffin Class (Year 1) where, as part of their Castles and Knights project, they had been studying the Royal family. Children in the class asked him to look at the various displays of their topic and he was especially impressed with the coat of arms and the castles that they had made.
He then visited a group from Puma Class (Year 3) where they were writing a letter to children at our link school in Argentina as part of a British Council project. HRH Prince Michael of Kent was very interested to hear what the children had learnt about Argentina and the sorts of things that they were writing in their letters.
Finally, the tour ended in the Wessex Pastoral Support Room. Here HRH Prince Michael of Kent was able to see the various mechanisms of support in place for children who have a deployed parent. This ranged from Talking Tins that are sent in the post to creating art work to send out for father’s day. HRH also had the opportunity to hear from a number of parents about how the school supports their child during the mobility and deployment processes.
We were very honoured that during his official visit to RAF Benson, HRH Prince Michael of Kent was able to visit our school particularly in our Diamond Jubilee year. It was one of those very special occasions that the children, staff and parents will remember for many years to come and we hope that we are able to welcome him back again soon.
HRH departed the Wessex room to a flag lined pathway of children, staff and parents ready to move on to his next destination.