Wisbech trio have Royal Appointment
Two current students from Thomas Clarkson Academy and a former student from Peckover Primary School will meet HRH The Prince of Wales next week after being selected to help co-host an awards ceremony with comedian Sir Lenny Henry.
Charlotte Cameron and Sebastian Njingo from TCA, and Eve Norman, former Peckover student and daughter of Peckover’s Principal, Carrie, have all been chosen to help host the Responsible Business Awards gala dinner held by Business in the Community at the Royal Albert Hall. They were selected for the role after entering a youth talent competition organised by Anglian Water, a partner organisation of the awards.
Business in the Community is one of The Prince’s Charities, a group of not-for-profit organisations of which Prince Charles is the Royal Founding Patron. As he is unable to attend the awards ceremony the trio have been invited to Clarence House on 26 June. They received formal invitations from Buckingham Palace inviting them to the prestigious event.
The trio secured their places after compiling short videos for entry into Anglian Water’s youth talent competition. Charlotte, who is in Year 13 and is going on to study philosophy and politics at King’s College London, spoke about her involvement in Wisbech for her two-minute film. She has worked with Business in the Community in the past and has undertaken work experience at Fenland District Council in relation to Wisbech 2020.
Seb, who is in Year 12 and is hoping to study maths or digital engineering at university, used his video to demonstrate his passion for music production and how people can develop their talents to help put Wisbech on the map.
Eve, who is taking a gap year and doing voluntary work abroad before continuing her studies, based her two minute video based on where she grew up in Wisbech and her favourite areas. She said: ‘On Tuesday 26 June all the winners are going up to London, where in the morning we will be having lessons in how to present and then in the afternoon we have been invited to meet Prince Charles at Clarence House. I'm really excited and can't believe that i have been given this opportunity, I'm also very nervous, firstly if i say something wrong when presenting and then just meeting Prince Charles makes you slightly nervous itself!