14th Jun, 2021

Coventry's Eden Girls School students share their love of reading with the Duchess of Cornwall

‘AN EXPERIENCE they will treasure forever’ – that was the view of an Eden Girls’ School teacher about the pupils’ chance to meet and speak to HRH The Duchess of Cornwall during last week’s Coventry royal visit.

Raksha Ramnarain said: “Her Royal Highness was impressed with how well the girls articulated their enthusiasm for reading.

“We had a conversation about reading culture and how it is of vital importance for young people.

“The Duchess liked our specially created poster presentations on the subject of reading and our approach to teaching British classics.

“The girls were a credit to the school and the city of Coventry and were grateful for this unique opportunity which they said they would cherish forever.”

The students met Camilla at Coventry Central Library as part of the UK City of Culture visit.

The met with year 10 pupils who presented the posters they had created to celebrate reading and its impact on young teenagers.

Pupils also discussed their favourite books with The Duchess and told how these books had helped to stimulate their interest in reading.

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