Prince William reveals music tastes during visit to Goole High School

Prince William chats to children during a visit to Goole High School to launch the new SkillForce Junior Prince’s Award.

Prince William chats with students

The Duke of Cambridge greets pupils

The Duke of Cambridge leaves Goole High School

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STUDENTS at an East Yorkshire school rubbed shoulders with royalty when Prince William dropped in to launch a children's award.

Goole High School hosted a visit from the Queen's grandson, who as royal patron of the national education charity SkillForce, used the occasion to launch the SkillForce Junior Prince’s Award, and let slip a few words about his taste in music.

As he chatted to the school's samba band, which was providing the musical accompaniment, he passed up an offer to play one of the drums, saying: "I used to play the piano, trumpet and drums when I was your age but I couldn't read music. There's only so much you can remember from the top of your head."

And when one of the band asked him what music he liked, he said: "I really like Coldplay, Linkin Park."

The new SkillForce Junior Prince's Award is aimed at nine and 10-year-olds, especially under-privileged children who do not have easy access to these kind of activities and is particularly aimed as smoothing the transition for children between primary and secondary school.

The award involves team-building and problem-solving challenges, team sports, outdoor pursuits including camping, first aid, navigation, observing remembrance and community projects.

Goole High School has worked with a group of local primary schools to develop the new national award programme.

Goole High School executive co-head teacher Danuta Tomasz said: "It was a fantastic day which will be an amazing memory for the students and staff. It's not every day you get to meet an heir to the throne.

"We are very proud of our close links with education charity SkillForce which have been built up over three years of working with them and we are delighted that HRH The Duke of Cambridge chose Goole High School as the venue to launch the SkillForce Junior Prince’s Award.

“The school has benefited enormously from the work of SkillForce which has helped increase the confidence and life skills among dozens of our students.”

Fellow executive co-head teacher Dave Flowitt added: "We are really honoured that HRH The Duke of Cambridge chose Goole High School for his first visit to the East Riding.

"Every one of our students got the chance to be within yards of His Royal Highness, who also had the chance to see some of the volunteering activities our students get involved in and he seemed genuinely impressed by them. I am sure his visit will be the talk of the school for a long time to come."

Thanks to the school’s close partnership with local primary schools, children and staff from Parkside and Kingsway schools were also at the event, as well as numerous dignitaries from the area. Parents, carers and other members of the community were also invited to join in the celebrations outside the school.

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6:57pm Thu 5 Jun 14

MouseHouse says...

Parasites not welcome here.

Republic Now.
Parasites not welcome here. Republic Now. MouseHouse
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7:18pm Thu 5 Jun 14

oldgoat says...

MouseHouse wrote:
Parasites not welcome here.

Republic Now.
No, we tried that before. Look where it got us.
[quote][p][bold]MouseHouse[/bold] wrote: Parasites not welcome here. Republic Now.[/p][/quote]No, we tried that before. Look where it got us. oldgoat
  • Score: -1

8:56pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Pinza-C55 says...

The UK is 26th in the world in education standards
http://www.bbc.co.uk
/news/education-2518
7997
But a visit by "prince William" will set this all to rights.
The UK is 26th in the world in education standards http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/education-2518 7997 But a visit by "prince William" will set this all to rights. Pinza-C55
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9:47pm Thu 5 Jun 14

MouseHouse says...

oldgoat wrote:
MouseHouse wrote:
Parasites not welcome here.

Republic Now.
No, we tried that before. Look where it got us.
Just because you accept you and your family are subservient to the Windsors doesn't mean anybody else does. When you place these people at the top you are placing yourself and all others below them. That is something you have no right whatsoever to do,
[quote][p][bold]oldgoat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MouseHouse[/bold] wrote: Parasites not welcome here. Republic Now.[/p][/quote]No, we tried that before. Look where it got us.[/p][/quote]Just because you accept you and your family are subservient to the Windsors doesn't mean anybody else does. When you place these people at the top you are placing yourself and all others below them. That is something you have no right whatsoever to do, MouseHouse
  • Score: 45

8:04am Fri 6 Jun 14

Archangle6rose says...

MouseHouse wrote:
oldgoat wrote:
MouseHouse wrote:
Parasites not welcome here.

Republic Now.
No, we tried that before. Look where it got us.
Just because you accept you and your family are subservient to the Windsors doesn't mean anybody else does. When you place these people at the top you are placing yourself and all others below them. That is something you have no right whatsoever to do,
Greeting Form The Sky(Eye) !!!iii Hay I'm a prince. I pretend that I'm perfect & everyone has to serve my cause, also that I don't want my blood mixing with other familys, It's called a Father. U see(C) a father lies to his children every day by telling them unconsciously & consciously he's the best person on the planet so the child will listen to him unconsciously & in turn the child will get a rightous brainwashing for perfection in all things. If he's not perfect then a DEGENERATE will B. The father also wants his family's name to live on that's were the Royals come into the picture. Thay're zero policy of not mixing their family with any other color is a statement to Civilization as a Whole to mantain the family structure, Thus the Name THE ROYAL FAMILY, it is a Title not a name. What I'm try to sell to U is that a Title is something for many to use & not just one person or family. EXAMPLE: The word GOD is a title it's not his name, it is for everybody to use, if he had a name then only one family would be able to use him, then one family will have an monoply on the FAMILY STRUCTURE AS A WHOLE. These people don't speak like U & I, thier language is exaple. Plainly speaking they don't say are do anything, they give a phyiscal repersention of their message. If your not up with the style & trend of the age what they are slaying will B chinese to you. Now to chinese the chinese language is easy, but to teach this Chinese Language Of Family Structure to others is very difficult. So listen to what the Royals are slaying & maintain the Bloodline At All Cost. The people who defend the Family Structure are our first line of defense agaist Internal & External Attacks. That's why I never let anybody IN MY DEFENSE :) . Government can only do so much, they can't fight the TEMPORAL WAR, ONLY A ROYAL CAN. I knew it was some reason the Government always gave them that free money. Now if a prince acts good all the time he will be tooken advantage of, then were would our DEFENSE B ? CHRISTIAN MARK !!!iii
Farewell,
The Eye
[quote][p][bold]MouseHouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oldgoat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MouseHouse[/bold] wrote: Parasites not welcome here. Republic Now.[/p][/quote]No, we tried that before. Look where it got us.[/p][/quote]Just because you accept you and your family are subservient to the Windsors doesn't mean anybody else does. When you place these people at the top you are placing yourself and all others below them. That is something you have no right whatsoever to do,[/p][/quote]Greeting Form The Sky(Eye) !!!iii Hay I'm a prince. I pretend that I'm perfect & everyone has to serve my cause, also that I don't want my blood mixing with other familys, It's called a Father. U see(C) a father lies to his children every day by telling them unconsciously & consciously he's the best person on the planet so the child will listen to him unconsciously & in turn the child will get a rightous brainwashing for perfection in all things. If he's not perfect then a DEGENERATE will B. The father also wants his family's name to live on that's were the Royals come into the picture. Thay're zero policy of not mixing their family with any other color is a statement to Civilization as a Whole to mantain the family structure, Thus the Name THE ROYAL FAMILY, it is a Title not a name. What I'm try to sell to U is that a Title is something for many to use & not just one person or family. EXAMPLE: The word GOD is a title it's not his name, it is for everybody to use, if he had a name then only one family would be able to use him, then one family will have an monoply on the FAMILY STRUCTURE AS A WHOLE. These people don't speak like U & I, thier language is exaple. Plainly speaking they don't say are do anything, they give a phyiscal repersention of their message. If your not up with the style & trend of the age what they are slaying will B chinese to you. Now to chinese the chinese language is easy, but to teach this Chinese Language Of Family Structure to others is very difficult. So listen to what the Royals are slaying & maintain the Bloodline At All Cost. The people who defend the Family Structure are our first line of defense agaist Internal & External Attacks. That's why I never let anybody IN MY DEFENSE :) . Government can only do so much, they can't fight the TEMPORAL WAR, ONLY A ROYAL CAN. I knew it was some reason the Government always gave them that free money. Now if a prince acts good all the time he will be tooken advantage of, then were would our DEFENSE B ? CHRISTIAN MARK !!!iii Farewell, The Eye Archangle6rose
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12:53pm Fri 6 Jun 14

Firedrake says...

There may be some interesting theology/philosophy etc buried in all this (the mystical power of names etc) but I'm afraid I am rather inclined to enquire if whatever it is that Archangel6rose is taking is readily available to the public!
There may be some interesting theology/philosophy etc buried in all this (the mystical power of names etc) but I'm afraid I am rather inclined to enquire if whatever it is that Archangel6rose is taking is readily available to the public! Firedrake
  • Score: 2

7:40pm Fri 6 Jun 14

Seadog says...

You and me both!
You and me both! Seadog
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