Mar 23 2011 By Jack Griffith
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall visits Brookside School
A HAYES Primary School welcomed royalty today, as the Duchess of Cornwall took time out of her royal wedding preparations to visit Brookside.
The Duchess was fondly greeted by children and staff at the school, in Perth Avenue, today (Wednesday) and was given the guided tour by headteacher Chris Dufty.
Her Royal Highness was at the school to launch the national 'My Money, My Future' competition, in the run-up to My Money Week taking place between June 27 and July 3.
Brookside took part in the project last year, and have since continued teaching classes, from Nursery up to year six, about the value of money.
She dropped in on a personal finance lesson before discussing money matters with the youngsters on the School Council, who plan fund raising events and charitable initiatives throughout the year.
Her last stop was the 'Parents Zone', a family resource centre offering courses for adults, where she met with some of the mature students who have benefited from the service.
The 'My Money, My Future' competition, calling on students across the country to imagine what money will be like in the future, has been organised by the Personal Finance Education Group (pfeg), an independent charity which supports schools in getting students interested in money management.
Earlier this week,Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, will be by her husband Prince Charles's side as step-son Prince William weds Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29.
Her three year-old grandaughter, Eliza Lopes, will be a bridesmaid on the day.
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