Camilla Comes to Chiswick

The Literature loving Duchess of Cornwall visits Cavendish Primary School

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Her Royal Highness, Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, visited a Volunteer Reading Help (VRH) project at Cavendish Primary school this morning (21st June).

The Duchess was given a tour of the school and its recently developed library, talked pupils and staff and watched a reading session. HRH also met two out of the ten VRH volunteers she has recently sponsored to be reading mentors in schools across the capital.

The Volunteer Reading Help charity have been training mentors to help primary school children with their literacy skills since 1973. They are currently focusing on ways to improve literacy rates in London. Cavendish Primary School has worked successfully with VRH volunteers for ten years.

An avid reader, the Duchess is keen to highlight the importance of reading and holds three other literacy related patronages including: The National Literacy Trust, the Wicked Young Writers Award and Booktrust. Whilst watching a reading session the Duchess commented, "reading really builds up their confidence."

After the visit Cavendish's Headteacher, Anne-Marie Inwood, said that "it was lovely for the children to meet a member of the Royal Family and share the achievements of the school."

June 22, 2011