As you would imagine, it was a memorable and happy day.  The Duchess’s itinerary had been carefully worked out so that she would be seen by every pupil as she toured the school, although I hadn’t allowed quite enough time for her stopping to talk with numerous children as she went round.

The visit ended with a tour of the Pre-Prep Department where Lord Ridley, the Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland, asked one of the four-year olds what he had enjoyed most about the visit.  He replied without hesitation that meeting George had been the highlight.  A teacher then pointed out that George was the Police sniffer dog who had been round the building the previous day searching for explosive devices!

Royalty, a day off lessons, sniffer dogs as well as marksmen on the roof - what was not to like about such a special day?

Dr M Barron

Memories by Dr Barron

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