A Royal Reward

Students and staff from one of our academies were honoured to meet HRH Princess Anne this month, when they were invited to award-winning cloud host provider UKFast, to celebrate being awarded the Princess Royal Training Award 2019.

The Royal visit took in a tour of the UKFast campus and as education partners of UKFast, Mrs Walker and Mrs Gillibrand from Altrincham Grammar School for Girls met the Princess Royal and took part in a classroom activity learning about servers and coding. Two of the academy’s Year 12 Digital Leaders, Rebecca and Ojas, were also invited to the event – several Year 12 students have enjoyed work experience at UKFast and we have welcomed the company MD, Gail Jones back to school as an alumni and guest speaker. UKFast has also been key in supporting and implementing the school’s new blog system and has helped Year 10 students progress an anti-cyber bullying app ready to launch.

It is wonderful to see our schools work so closely with industry leaders and be rewarded for all their hard work in this way.