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Crowds line the streets for a right royal welcome

Posted on : 08 Jul 2019

Crowds line the streets for a right royal welcome

Crowds of residents of all ages turned out to line the streets of New Tredegar to provide a special welcome to Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall last week.

The sun was shining for the couple as they visited two locations within the village as part of their annual summer visit to Wales.

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall first called into the Winding House Museum to see the fully restored Victorian winding engine that was used to power the lifts taking workers into the mine shafts below ground. They also met a local craft group to view their work.

Then they spent time chatting with the crowd as they walked to nearby White Rose Primary School to meet children and staff involved in literacy and healthy eating projects. During the visit Their Royal Highnesses awarded the school a prestigious ‘National Quality Award’ from The Welsh Network of Healthy School Schemes.

The National Quality Award recognises excellence in whole school practice across a number of health related themes, such as food and fitness, mental and emotional health and wellbeing, personal development and relationships as well as environmental issues

The school has also been involved in a song-writing and singing project with The Aloud Charity. The project, called ‘Aloud in the Classroom,’ is a pilot project that is hoped to be rolled out to other schools across Wales.

Tim Rhys-Evans MBE is the founder and Artistic Director of The Aloud Charity. Tim, who is originally from New Tredegar and a former pupil of Elliotstown (now White Rose) Primary School, is a choral conductor and voice specialist who is best known as the founder of Only Men Aloud and Only Boys Aloud.

The tour coincides with the fiftieth anniversary of His Royal Highness’s investiture as Prince of Wales and will be an opportunity to celebrate the range of Welsh charities, organisations and communities with which The Prince has been involved during the last five decades.

Photos of the royal visit can be viewed here 


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