Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle to Visit Birmingham

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to visit Birmingham



Thursday 8th March, 2018

Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle will visit Birmingham on Thursday 8th March to learn more about the work of two projects which support young people from the local community.

Prince Harry and Ms. Markle will firstly attend an event at Millennium Point to celebrate International Women’s Day, which aims to inspire the next generation of young women to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). Hosted by social enterprise Stemettes, the event will bring together female students from local secondary schools and include interactive activities, a panel discussion, speed networking opportunities with local businesses, and information on work experience, apprenticeships, A-level choices, and university degrees in STEM. Prince Harry and Ms. Markle will join the young women as they take part in building apps and touchpads, before hearing more about their motivations to pursue STEM subjects.

Prince Harry and Ms. Markle will then visit Nechells Wellbeing Centre to join Birmingham’s Coach Core apprentices as they take part in a training masterclass led by Create Development. The Coach Core apprenticeship scheme was designed by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry to train young people aged 16 – 24 with limited opportunities to become sports coaches and mentors within their communities. During the year-long apprenticeship, which now operates in ten cities across the UK, the apprentices learn technical sport skills alongside an inclusive and holistic approach to coaching, with an emphasis on employability and mentoring skills. Prince Harry and Ms. Markle will chat to the apprentices about their experiences of the programme – which launched in Birmingham in March 2017 – before joining them in the sports hall as they deliver practice training sessions.

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