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Earl and Countess of Wessex visit London Nautical School

London SE1 website team

Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex listened to a debate between pupils from two SE1 schools when they visited the South Bank on Thursday.

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Prince Edward meets London Nautical School pupils (Photo: Scott Williams)
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The Countess of Wessex (Photo: Scott Williams)

The Earl and Countess came to  the London Nautical School in Stamford Street as part of a series of  visits to schools and youth projects arranged by Deutsche Bank.

They  heard part of a debate  - on the motion 'this house will punish parents for the crimes their children have committed’ – between pupils from LNS and St Saviour's and St Olave's School at Bricklayers Arms. The motion was eventually lost.

Both schools are members of Debate Mate, a national peer to peer programme.

The royal couple also sat in on a Year 10 nautical studies lesson (the Earl is commander –in-chief of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary) and spent considerable time talking to students afterwards about their nautical experiences as well as school life.

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