HRH The Earl of Wessex visits Lambrook

Thursday 7th February will be one of those dates that will remain firmly etched in the annals of Lambrook's history. For any school to receive a visit from a member of the Royal family is always a genuine privilege; however His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex could not have been more accommodating and generous with the time he spent with almost every member of the school for the official opening of The Diamond Jubilee Centre.

In the late 1870s Prince Christian Victor and Prince Albert attended Lambrook and Queen Victoria, accompanied by her Household Cavalry, would often come to watch her grandsons play cricket on a sunny afternoon on our beautiful grounds. We also know that the Princes were budding 'thespians' during their time here and it was a genuine honour to have another member of the Royal family with such a passionate interest in the Performing Arts with us for what was a red letter day in Lambrook's 150 year history. During his tour, HRH The Earl of Wessex was given a flavour of the rich tapestry of music, dance and drama that we celebrate throughout the school and we could not have been prouder of every one of the children's performances. His visit ended with a most entertaining speech and his rather original unveiling of the plaque commemorating this special day only typified his extraordinary ability to engage with the whole school community.

The Gala Concert that followed later in the evening, with a programme that included more than 160 members of the school, was the icing on the cake and a quite breath taking reminder of the quality of performing arts here at Lambrook.