Prince Harry visited Aberdeen for a day of engagements on Tuesday 20th September 2016. The visit, which includes three community based social action projects, will give Prince Harry an insight into the valuable work that is being done in support of young people in Aberdeen.
The focus of the day was on mentoring and the importance of sport as a means for social development, with programmes delivered through a network of local partnerships. The visit further developed Prince Harry’s understanding in these areas and provide an opportunity to learn about the Scotland-based work of two organisations with which he has an existing connection: The Diana Award and Sported.
Throughout the day, Prince Harry met a range of people who are involved in delivering the programmes and those who are taking part in activities designed to transform their lives and the communities in which they live.
This was Prince Harry’s first official visit to Aberdeen. He was delighted to be visiting and enjoyed his day immensely. His engagements included:
The Diana Award Mentoring training day at Mackie Academy
A peer to peer programme which gives young people the skills to effectively support and mentor a group of younger students
Streetsport (supported by Sported) at Robert Gordon University
An initiative of the Denis Law Legacy Trust which delivers sport and creative activities with the aim of reducing youth crime and anti-social behaviour
Transition Extreme Sports (supported by Sported)
A youth charity that uses extreme sports, art and music to encourage young people to take an active role in their own personal development