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Queen visits Fort Street Public School in Sydney

Her Majesty briefed on school’s experience in promoting entrepreneurial culture

By JT - Nov 26,2016 - Last updated at Nov 26,2016

Her Majesty Queen Rania visits the Fort Street Public School in Sydney on Friday (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)

AMMAN — Her Majesty Queen Rania on Friday visited the Fort Street Public School (FSPS) while on a state visit to Australia with His Majesty King Abdullah. 

The Queen was accompanied by the wife of the Premier of New South Wales Kerryn Baird, according to a statement released by Her Majesty’s office. 

The FSPS is a Club Kidpreneur Hero School; an honorary role awarded by the Club Kidpreneur Foundation for schools boasting an entrepreneurial and leadership culture, and proactively promoting enterprise education. 

Queen Rania was received by school Principal Michelle Peel-Yates and School Captains Nadia Qureashi and Christian Voigt. 

Her Majesty and Baird started the tour of the school by attending a student assembly, where they listened to welcoming remarks by Peel-Yates and remarks from students about the Club Kidpreneur programme. 

Speaking at the assembly, Kidpreneur super star, 15-year-old student Poppy Starr Olsen, described her personal journey with the programme, and how she was inspired to start a successful online business that sells jewellery and cards through various web-based stores. 

Following the assembly, Queen Rania and Baird toured a technology classroom, and then stopped by the Kidpreneur Market Day in the school’s courtyard. 

Commenting on Her Majesty’s visit to the school, Baird said: “Students of Fort Street Public have been treated to a very special visit by one of the world’s most passionate advocates for public education and quality teaching.

“Queen Rania’s visit reinforces how important it is that children have the opportunity to receive an education, so they can grow up to be the leaders of tomorrow.”

 The Queen also met with Club Kidpreneur’s co-founders, Creel Price and Tania Price, who thanked Her Majesty for her visit.

“To have the opportunity to introduce Her Majesty to some of our young kidpreneurs at FSPS was quite an incredible experience for us all. The students were able to share their business stories and demonstrated what they had learnt through the Club Kidpreneur programme,” Price said.

Representative of the New South Wales Department of Education Rod Megahey, the wife of the Australian Ambassador Marta Henriques-Pereira, and wife of the Ambassador of Jordan to Australia Lubna Kraishan were also present during the tour of the school.

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