PHOTOS: Royal visit to Portishead school
PUBLISHED: 08:00 27 February 2019
Schoolchildren in Portishead were in the presence of royalty this week to celebrate the completion of a multi-million-pound project.
Sophie, Countess of Wessex visited Gordano School yesterday (Tuesday) to meet pupils and unveil facilities.
The royal, wife of the Queen’s son Prince Edward, met with youngsters involved in a first aid training scheme and the Duke of Edinburgh Award before officially opening the school’s dining hall and languages centre – which were created as part of a £4.6million project.
A commemorative plaque was unveiled by the Countess to mark the occasion.
Headteacher Tom Inman told the Times it was a ‘very proud day in the school’s history’.
He said: “I am thrilled Her Royal Highness visited Gordano to see just a sample of the wide range of opportunities we offer our students and to open our new building.”