Catherine Duchess of Cambridge opens art room
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge met school children in London yesterday (15.01.15).
The 33-year-old royal visited Barlby Primary School in the capital to officially name the Clore Art Room – which opened on October 1 – which offers therapeutic support to pupils who suffer from emotional and behavioural difficulties.
Arriving at the school, Catherine was greeted with a sign designed by the pupils which read “Welcome to Barlby Your Royal Highness,” while the children also waved special flags which featured their own drawings of the young royal.
After receiving a round of applause in a school assembly, the duchess was presented with a small chair decorated with colourful stamps for her and Prince William’s 17-month-old son, Prince George.
During her visit, Catherine entered the art facility to speak with the children themselves who told her about the projects they had been working on – which aim to develop confidence and independence through creativity – and spoke with headteachers to hear how The Art Room charity has made a “real impact” on the lives of their students.
The space is the ninth of its kind to open in the UK, and has been set up by the The Art Room – for which the duchess is a patron – for young people ages 5 to 11 at the school and the nearby Oxford Gardens Primary.