Duchess of Cambridge and Dr. Jill Biden in Cornwall

The Duchess of Cambridge and Dr. Jill Biden, the First Lady of the United States, visited the Connor Downs Academy in Hayle, West Cornwall on June 11th, and led a roundtable discussion on the importance of early childhood on lifelong outcomes. The visit has taken place during the first day of the G7 Summit, which is being held across this weekend in Cornwall, and the Royal Family are heavily involved with a series of engagements.

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The Duchess and Dr. Biden firstly visited the school’s Reception Class to hear how its pupils are supported through a bespoke Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum, which uses child-led teaching to help its pupils to develop as independent, confident and successful learners, and then joined children taking part in a number of classroom activities.

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The Duchess and Dr. Biden then led a roundtable discussion with a number of representatives from the early years sector who have been influential in the Duchess’ work in this space.  They discussed why early childhood is so important to lifelong outcomes and what can be done to make a difference. The importance of providing adequate support for parents and children alike during early childhood, and the positive impact that this can have across society, is something which both gained an understanding of through their respective work. Next week, the Duchess will step up her work in this area, with a major announcement outlining how she will elevate the importance of early childhood and continue the conversation on this vital issue.


7 thoughts on “Duchess of Cambridge and Dr. Jill Biden in Cornwall

  1. It’s heartening to see that things are slowly returning to normal. The G7 leaders are meeting in person and the royal family is out in force to welcome them and visit schools and facilities in person. I pray that we continue to make progress and return to normalcy.

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