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Thanet: Royal Harbour Academy in Ramsgate welcomes royalty as Princess Anne visits

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Original article from Kent Live

A school in Ramsgate was visited by royalty on Thursday (September 30).

HRH The Princess Royal, Princess Anne, arrived by helicopter which landed on the school field.

Headteacher Simon Pullen welcomed her to the school before escorting her through to the theatre, where she met groups of students from a variety of year groups.

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Princess Anne was said to have wanted to meet with some young people at the school who overcame adversity during the COVID pandemic.

Students had the opportunity to discuss the challenges they faced and how they overcame them.

After visiting the theatre, Princess Anne was then taken to meet a selection of staff who made a big impact in supporting the school throughout the lockdown.

The helicopter on the school grounds

She was then taken to meet staff from the Education Business Partnership Kent (EBPK) to discuss the young people they have supported daily throughout the lockdown.

The EBPK is said to have played a "pivotal role" during the pandemic, providing valuable advice to young people.

At the end of the visit, Princess Anne retired for a lunch which was provided by the school catering team using home-grown produce from the school garden.

Princess Anne in conversation with staff

Headteacher Simon Pullen said: “It has been a great honour to have The Princess Royal visit us, and all the students and staff at the Royal Harbour Academy wish to thank HRH for her time.”

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