On Wednesday 16th September, Barrow Hills were delighted to host the inaugural visit of our President, HRH The Duchess of Gloucester. Local dignitaries and school governors - as well as our head boy and girl - joined the duchess for delicious refreshments provided by Krys Darg and her team before visiting various areas of our school.
The Duchess is a natural with children and her engagement and enjoyment shone in her face throughout her visit. She visited Year 7 in their science lesson, watched some ballet in the dance studio and then, in the hall, observed various children from Y5 - Y8.
During a short service in Chapel, having unveiled a plaque to commemorate her visit, she thoroughly enjoyed a rousing rendition of the school hymn after two songs performed by Pre-Prep. Just before leaving chapel she was presented with a small gift and a bouquet.
After a gracious farewell, she stepped into her waiting car as the rain began to fall and went on to reopen the newly refurbished Queen Mary House at King Edward's.