South Yorkshire students' joy at Royal visit

More than 1,000 excited students at a Rotherham school greeted Princess Anne as she paid a visit to South Yorkshire yesterday.

Thursday, 12th May 2016, 11:53 am
Updated Thursday, 12th May 2016, 11:56 am
HRH Princess Anne Visit to Ulley sailing Club. HRH Princess Anne is welcomed to Ulley Sailin Club by Chief Executive of the Royal Yachting Association, Sarah Treseder.

The Princess Royal had visited nearby Ulley Sailing club – which has recently been refurbished – before her helicopter took off from Aston Academy’s playing field in Swallownest.

Associate principal Rebecca Hibberd said the school was ‘delighted and honoured to be chosen’ to be part of the princess’s visit to the area.

HRH Princess Anne Visit to Ulley sailing Club.

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Ms Hibberd said: “It was a wonderful opportunity for the students.

“They were very involved and very excited.

“She drove to the back of the school and the students and staff lined the road.

“We are part of the Aston Community Education Trust so we had people from all our academies here.

HRH Princess Anne Visit to Ulley sailing Club. Students from Aston Academy give HRH Pricess Anne a right royal send off as she leaves by helicopter from the school fields.

“Princess Anne arrived at lunchtime so all the students and staff came out and were waving flags.

“Our executive head Eunice Newton and a student from Thurcroft Junior Academy, Niamh Jones, presented her with a bouquet before she left.”

HRH Princess Anne Visit to Ulley sailing Club.
HRH Princess Anne Visit to Ulley sailing Club. Students from Aston Academy give HRH Pricess Anne a right royal send off as she leaves by helicopter from the school fields.