Princess Anne visits Walworth

Monday 15 October 2012

HRH The Princess Royal visited Walworth Academy on Thursday. She spent time with pupils - visiting a science lesson, orchestra rehearsal and observing a group discussion - and met staff, including eight long-serving members of staff who between them have served the school for a total of 155 years. 

As part of her visit the Princess Royal opened the academy’s Peace Garden, which is a memorial to former pupil David Idowu.  

Commenting after the visit, Walworth Principal Devon Hanson said: “It was an honour to welcome Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal to Walworth Academy and to have her open the Memorial Garden. Staff and students very much enjoyed meeting her and talking about life at the school and we were delighted to be able to show her a range of the academic and extra-curricular activities on offer at the academy.”

Her Royal Highness Princess Royal congratulated the Executive Principal - Mr Hanson and staff in a letter following a visit to the academy.

Read the letter here.