HRH Visits The City of Leicester College

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales began his day in Leicester, on Wednesday 25th January 2017, at The City of Leicester College, meeting students who take part in The Prince’s Trust new ACHIEVE programme and speaking to teachers who are part of Teach First.

Achieve is a personal development course for 13 to 19-year-olds which offers a practical approach to learning to help young people to fulfil their potential. Teach First is a programme which trains and supports teachers to become inspirational leaders. The Prince of Wales founded The Prince’s Trust in 1976 and has been Patron of Teach First since 2008.

While at the College, The Prince also met Baseer Omarkhil Khan, 16, a former Afghan child refugee who hitch-hiked across Europe to Britain.  Baseer completed his schooling with the help of The Prince’s Trust, after arriving in the UK aged 11 and unable to speak a word of English. After settling with foster parents in the city, he has since completed school and has gone on to study motor mechanics.

Baseer said:

“It was good, it was really good. I might have looked quite cool but on the inside I was pretty nervous.”

“We spoke about how I got here and The Prince told me he had been to Afghanistan as well.”

“It was good to share my story with The Prince.”

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The atmosphere was amazing and the students were impeccable.  It was a day to remember!