HRH The Princess Royal has officially opened The Dolphin School’s brand-new building in the heart of the city. As well as unveiling a commemorative plaque, the Princess toured the purpose-built, three-storey school where children proudly introduced her to several of their favourite areas, including the library and the roof-top garden.
In each classroom children were thrilled to show the Princess what they have been learning, all linked to the school’s curriculum, Curious-city.
Headteacher, Shelley Dixon said that the Royal visit was a wonderful opportunity to bring to life the new curriculum, which is enquiry-led and actively links learning to the rich heritage and cultural opportunities across Bristol and encourages children to be inquisitive and creative.
The Princess also enjoyed a performance from the school’s choir, made up of over 30 pupils from Year 2 to Year 5, who sang ‘Count On Me’.
Pupil, Rouin Shandiz, age 8, said: “I’ve never met a real-life Princess before. She was very friendly and asked lots of questions about our Gardening Club!”