Prince Harry Visits Nottingham

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Prince Harry visited Nottingham  for a day of engagements focussed on youth and supporting local communities on 26th October, 2016. During the day, His Royal Highness re-visited two Nottingham initiatives which are supported by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry – Coach Core and the Full Effect Project.

The day began with a visit to Central Police Station, to formally open the new premises. Prince Harry took at tour of the building, met the neighbourhood policing teams and Nottingham City Council teams who work together to run operations from the station, and learn how young people are gaining experience of operations through apprenticeships and the Police Cadets.

The Prince went on to visit the National Ice Centre, one of the partners involved in providing Nottingham’s Coach Core sporting apprenticeships, which provide young people aged 16-24 the chance to train as sports coaches. The Royal Foundation is working with several partners to offer the programme within Nottingham including: Nottingham Forest FC, Notts County FC, Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, Nottingham Rugby, National Ice Centre and Epic Partners, a local charity. During the visit, Prince Harry was updated on how the programme is running in the city, and then met some of the apprentices who are on the scheme and watched them host a training session for young figure skaters on the ice.

His Royal Highness headed off to the Community Recording Studio to get an update on the Full Effect project which aims to improve the opportunities for young people and reduce youth violence in St. Ann’s, Nottingham. Prince Harry directed his Foundation to launch the project after his first visit to the studio in 2013, and has returned for updates several times since. The programme aims to train a group of young people as youth leaders, providing them with formal qualifications and apprenticeships in mentoring and leadership, while at the same time supporting primary school children, who are at most risk of becoming involved in youth violence, by working with their schools and families. The Prince heard from the partners how the programme is making a difference in the city, before dropping in on rehearsals for the Hip Hopera, a project which engages young people through Page 2 of 7 music.

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