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Princess Anne visits Jersey

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PRINCESS Anne visited Jersey College for Girls on Monday, where she met students from various year groups and unveiled a plaque commemorating her visit.

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The Princess Royal was invited to visit the school to hear about their participation in the British Nutrition Foundation’s ‘healthy eating week’.

She arrived by helicopter at the Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Showground just before midday, where she was met by the Lieutenant-Governor, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton, the Bailiff, Sir William Bailhache and the Chief Minster, Senator John Le Fondré.

Before sitting down to lunch at the RJAHS, the Princess Royal was given presentations on the society’s collaboration with the charity Send A Cow in Rwanda, and on the charitable work of the Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth.

The Royal party then moved to JCG, where Princess Anne was greeted by the head teacher, Carl Howarth, as well as the Constable of the parish, Sadie Le Sueur-Rennard, and the Assistant Education Minister, Jeremy Maçon.

After a tour of the dinner hall and catering facilities led by the school’s chef, Nigel Diggle, the Princess Royal then watched a student gymnastic display and was given a tour of the College’s garden, where she learned about the school’s programme of ecological work.

Visits to biology, food and nutrition, and textile classes were then followed by the afternoon’s main event, a sporting relay competition between girls from a variety of year groups, who were joined by the remainder of the school as they all took part in a picnic.

Princess Anne then unveiled a plaque to commemorate her visit to JCG for BNF Healthy Eating Week and was presented with a basket of local produce by Hannah Read, the Rotary Club of Jersey’s young chef of the year.

Then, returning to the RJAHS, where pupils from Trinity School lined the driveway, Princess Anne left the Island just after 3pm.

Sam Le

By Sam Le
Journalist

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