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The Prince of Wales visits Yavneh College in Hertfordshire

1st February 2017

The Prince speaks with pupils in a food technology class during his visit to Yavneh College

The Prince speaks with pupils in a food technology class during his visit to Yavneh College

The Prince of Wales met pupils and staff today during a visit to Yavneh College, a Jewish school in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire.

During the visit, His Royal Highness spoke to students who told him about the personal development skills they had gained from after-school activities and the voluntary services they undertake.

The Prince was joined by Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis for his tour of the school.

Pupils at Yavneh School

Pupils at Yavneh School

His Royal Highness also met Yavneh College students involved in the Jewish Lads' and Girls' Brigade (JLGB). The organisation works alongside the school and helps train and develop young people of the Jewish faith across the UK to reach their potential through active citizenship and national volunteering awards within both the Jewish and wider community.

JLGB is part of Youth United, an umbrella organisation which has The Prince as Founder and Patron, and which funds the creation of new volunteering places for youngsters in deprived and disadvantaged areas of the country.

During a special assembly, The Prince said: "It's a truly remarkable place and, apart from the appalling disruption I've probably caused to all your studies, for me it's been a remarkable insight into the way in which this particular Jewish school is run.

"I've been enormously impressed by so many of the things you do –  the fact you have so much community involvement and that you fit so many different things into your school programme is something remarkable.

"Clearly it ends up producing some very special people at the end of the whole process."