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HRH The Prince of Wales meets students from Tattershall’s Barnes Wallis Academy

HRH The Prince of Wales met with a number of lucky students from Tattershall's Barnes Wallis Academy, part of the David Ross Education Trust, during his visit to Tattershall on Monday.

The Prince of Wales, who is President of the National Trust, had the chance to meet members of the local community who had been invited to attend the exclusive event at Tattershall Castle.

As part of the visit, Prince Charles enjoyed a tour of the landmark, where he admired historic graffiti scratched into the stonework and viewed tapestries.

Following his tour of the castle, Prince Charles visited the nearby Collegiate Church of the Holy Trinity, where he met students from Barnes Wallis Academy, who told His Royal Highness about life in their community.

Bryony Curley, a Year 8 student at Barnes Wallis Academy, is a bell ringer at Collegiate Church of the Holy Trinity. She said: “I was so excited that Prince Charles visited the church where I ring the bells every week.

“We spoke all about bell ringing, and I couldn’t believe it when His Royal Highness actually had a go himself!

“I’ll never forget this day. It was an amazing opportunity for us.”

Emma Day, Principal at Barnes Wallis Academy, said: “It has been an absolute honour for our students to meet the Prince of Wales. It is not every day that a member of the Royal Family takes part in a visit right on your doorstep.

“The students thoroughly enjoyed meeting the Prince, and I am sure that they will never forget this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”