Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Prince Edward in NI

His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex today visited Lagan College, Belfast.

Upon arrival HRH was greeted by Mr David Lindsay, Lord-Lieutenant of County Down.

Moving inside and accompanied by Mrs Amanda McNamee, Principal, Lagan College, Prince Edward met Desi McNally, Deputy Principal, Roisin Harbinson, Vice Principal, Gareth Bartlett, Assistant Head Boy, and Rhiannon Stewart, Deputy Head Girl.

HRH went on to meet  Year 11 and 12 Bronze holders and participants in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, led by Dave Ewart.

Moving on, His Royal Highness met the World Challenge Group led by the Rev Robert McKee, who has been involved in the World Challenge Programme for a number of years.

Later Prince Edward met Mr Reavey from Graham's Construction, who are  responsible for the planning and construction of a £30m build and refurbishment of the College due to be completed in June 2013. The company and college students were also involved last year in a project focusing on Japan and the recent Tsunami.

HRH was invited to cut a cake to celebrate the College’s 30th Anniversary, before the Deputy Head Girl, Rhiannon Stewart, presented him with a gift of a book.

Prior to bidding farewell and departure for the next engagement, HRH signed the visitors’ book.

In attendance:-
His Worship the Mayor and the Mayoress of Castlereagh
Mr Stephen Reid, Chief Executive, Castlereagh Borough Council
Dr Alasdair McDonnell MP MLA, MP for South Belfast
Dr Ian McMorris, Chairman, Board of Governors, Lagan College
Mrs Amanda McNamee, Principal, Lagan College 

1 comment :

jacobagnew said...

i was in that day,but i didnt get to see him at all we just sat in 2nd period classes for a longer time, i feel very cross about this all happend was a desrupted day...