Stick insect gets the Royal treatment

June 22, 2017

Staff and students representing Chichester College at this year’s South of England Show were delighted to receive a royal visitor.

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall attended the show on Thursday 8 June, and during her visit she spent time meeting stallholders – including those at the Brinsbury stand for Chichester College.

Animal care students were delighted that the Duchess held one of their stick insects -who seemed to thoroughly enjoy the experience! The Duchess also received a handmade copper rose as a gift from the college’s forge – it had been made by two blacksmithing students that morning.

College Principal Shelagh Legrave OBE met the Duchess of Cornwall and welcomed her to the stand. She said: “Her Royal Highness was very interested in all that we have to offer at Brinsbury, particularly the ducks and insects. It was a lovely surprise for us to meet the Duchess and a pleasure to speak to her.”

Brinsbury and Chichester College are proud of their long tradition in supporting the South of England Show. It is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the very best in teaching and learning – covering a wide range of curriculum areas including agriculture, horticulture, animal care, motor vehicle and equine.

The College sees the show as an opportunity to showcase the work of current staff and students and to attract and inspire the next generation of learners to study with us. As the Duchess discovered, the College stand is interactive to allow visitors to have a hands-on experience.