He was met by two students, Henrietta Edwards, Year 6 and Patrick Hutchinson, Year 12 who introduced His Royal Highness to Dr Terry Creissen OBE, our Principal. Dr Creissen then introduced him to Mrs Iwona Thomas MBE, our Founder and School Business Manager and two other student representatives, Dominika Jędrzejczyk, Year 10, and Marcello Catala De Juan, Year 6. HRH The Earl of Wessex was accompanied by HM Ambassador Mr Robin Barnett CMG. All were then invited on a tour of the school led by our student council representatives. During the tour, our special visitor had the opportunity to meet students in classrooms and speak to some very excited students about what they were learning. Our International Award students were delighted to have the opportunity to explain to HRH about their achievements with the award structure and their plans to progress to the next level. Next stop of the tour was the Arts Centre, where the touring party saw a Year 9 class taking full advantage of the new facilities.
With the tour complete, The Earl of Wessex was invited to a small reception in our IB Learning Centre where he was introduced to some key members of our PTA and School Strategic Advisory Board. With the informal introductions complete, we moved into the formality of speeches and the unveiling of a specially prepared plaque to mark this historic occasion in the life of the school.
As the event drew to a close, The Earl of Wessex made his way to exit the building and was treated to our school Jazz Band playing some of their well-rehearsed pieces. The entire school gathered along the drive to wave flags and offer applause in a very polite and positive way. We were delighted when he decided to walk the entire drive rather than taking the car, taking the time to speak to students and teachers along the way.
We feel incredibly honoured to have welcomed HRH The Earl of Wessex to The British School, Warsaw and feel incredibly proud of all of our students and staff who showed great school community spirit.