A Royal Visit to Queen Anne's

Friday 6th December 2013

On Thursday 5 December, His Royal Highness, The Duke of York, and Dragon’s Den entrepreneur Peter Jones, CBE, visited Queen Anne’s School in Caversham to meet pupils involved in the ‘Tycoon in Schools’ initiative.

HRH, The Duke of York, and Peter Jones, who founded the nationwide campaign, spent the morning talking to Queen Anne’s pupils about their companies ‘Mad Hatters and Co’, who have been selling customised hats and tie-dye t shirts and ‘Back to Vintage’, who created vintage framed vinyl record sleeves and fruit bowls made from moulded records. The two companies each received a loan of £500 to set up their businesses and have been selling their products throughout November at different events and fairs.

After meeting His Royal Highness, The Duke of York, Georgia Bray, 13 from Caversham and one of the members of ‘Back to Vintage’ said, “Taking part in ‘Tycoon for Schools’ has been a fantastic experience for me and my fellow classmates and it has helped us all gain valuable knowledge about how to run a business. It was a real privilege to meet HRH The Duke of York and Peter Jones, CBE, and to meet groups from other schools taking part in the initiative.”

Queen Anne’s also hosted teams from two other schools, Sandringham School and Watford Grammar School for Girls, who had also taken part in ‘Tycoon for Schools’. After meeting with all the pupils, the Duke congratulated all the teams on their successes and their novel business ideas and Peter Jones spoke about how the students should remove the word ‘failure’ from their minds and view it as feedback.

Mrs Julia Harrington, Headmistress at Queen Anne’s said, “It was a honour to welcome HRH The Duke of York and Peter Jones to Queen Anne’s today; our pupils have really enjoyed talking about their experiences in the business world and I look forward to finding out how Queen Anne’s have faired against the other schools in the competition.”

‘Tycoon in Schools’ is a nationwide campaign to get Britain’s school children involved in entrepreneurship and gives students an opportunity to experience running a real life business, from creating a business plan to actually trading – all while at school. The campaign is founded by the Peter Jones Foundation, to which HRH The Duke of York is the Patron.

See below for a slideshow of photographs from the visit. A big thank you to Katie McNamara, PR Prefect, for taking the photographs:




 

 

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