Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal came to visit Millie College at Holton Lee. Millie College is run by the Livability charity, which has the Princess as its patron.
Millie College opened a year ago, and the Princess came to see the progress that has been made. Set on a 350-acre countryside site, Livability Millie College supports students aged 16 to 25+ with barriers to learning, disabilities and complex needs.
Students are supported with personalised learning programmes which build confidence and independence and set them on future pathways to further education, training, volunteering or paid employment. The college’s curriculum works closely within its natural environment, with students working in four core areas – horticulture, animal care and welfare, nature conservation and catering and retail.
As the local MP, Michael was invited to attend the event along with many other dignitaries. The Princess received a tour of the college, and spent time chatting to the students about their work.
Holton Lee is a place I know well, and have been coming to for over 20 years. It was fantastic to see the work that Livability Millie College is doing, and the opportunities available for local young people. I'm delighted that The Princess Royal was able to see for herself and chat to the students personally.
You can find out more, including details of planned projects on the College website: https://www.livability.org.uk/news/livability-news/hrh-the-princess-royal-marks-first-anniversary-of-livability-millie-college/