Duchess of Cambridge Speaks at Place2Be School Leaders Forum
The Duchess of Cambridge delivered a short opening speech at a school leaders forum hosted by one of her patronages, Place2Be, at UBS London.
“Getting support to children at the very earliest stage helps improve their outcomes later in life. Schools and teachers are at the heart of this support, and have a crucial role to play. You know your pupils. You know their circumstances. You can spot when a family’s having a tough time. You occupy a special position because you can identify issues and take action when it’s most needed,” Kate – wearing a burgundy Goat dress – said to the audience, comprised of teachers, headmasters and child psychology experts.
She continued by saying that parents also have a “key role to play”, because everyone in the community needs to work together to “give children the emotional strength they need to face their futures and thrive” – “We are all here today because we share the belief that every child deserves the chance to fulfil their potential.”
The four-months-pregnant Duchess was earlier welcomed by a group of schoolchildren who have been on the receiving end of assistance from Place2Be’s programs.The United Kingdom
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