He then went to Soft Touch Arts in New Stroll, Leicester, and finished the day at Loughborough College Arts Academy.At West Gate
School, Prince Edward saw its brand-new homes consisting of a sensory warm water swimming pool and soft play room.Acting head teacher Virginia Ursell said: We had rather an incredible early morning to be truthful. I believe the kids were really thrilled about it. We have actually been doing fairlya fair bit of preparation work about who was coming and discussing the new building.It is the cherry on the top of the cake
to have him come. He is such a well-informed man.He met a great deal of the youngsters and was handed a thank-you card by one of the Year Fve students.She included: I believe everybody has felt exactly what a speciala wedding it is and how lucky we are to have someone from the royal family come out. It puts the school on the map.Prince Edward then checked out Soft Touch Arts, in New Walk, Leicester to formally open its new 1.1 million premises.Business and strategic director
of Soft Touch Arts, Christina Wigmore, said he was given a trip of the centre seeing many of the new facilities including a healthy eating household kitchen, multi-sensory devices, an exhibit area, a craft and textile room, music rehearsal and recording studios.She said: It all likelied to plan. He was so fascinating and down to earth. He desired to ask the young individuals about their experiences. He was very personalized, open and friendly.It was a lovely opportunity for the young people. A great deal of them would never have that opportunity.She added: That was the bestthe very best aspect of it, that the young people got to meet the prince.It was a charming environment
. All the guests truly enjoyed it. We are all buzzing.The young individuals felt terrific that somebody like that wanted what they were doing. It was a big confidence booster. It is also something that they are constantly going to remember.Soft Touch Arts, which provides innovative art, media and music tasks to helpto assist construct skills and opportunities for susceptible young individualsyouths, has actually moved from its facilities in Clarendon Park following a major repair to improve its services to local young people.Prince Edward then took a trip to Loughborough to mark the official opening of the new Loughborough College Arts Academy where he likewise revealed a celebratory piece of work.He was signed up with by the Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire Jennifer, Lady Gretton for his tour, which was led by Loughborough College Principal and chief executive Esme Winch.Ms Winch said
: We have been honoured to welcome The Earl of Wessex to formally open our Loughborough College Arts Academy.We desired to commemorate this extremely unique visit by His Royal Highness with
something more than a conventional plaque.This is an unique piece of work created by Prince Edward which integrates a variety of creative arts and which reflects our artistic heritage while using the extremely newest in production technology.Ms Winch included: This works as a tribute to His Royal Highness and as a motivation to
all our students and to future generations of visual and performance artists.In Loughborough, Prince Edward also delighted in a range of student performances consisting of modern dance, rock and acoustic music sets, multi-media video setups, photography, sculpture and greatart in the brand-new recording, photography and dance studios.Log on to www.leicestermercury.co.uk to see image galleries of the royal visit.