Duke of Edinburgh to visit Bourne Grammar School

Duke of Edinburgh '19.2.13
Duke of Edinburgh '19.2.13

A new school building in Bourne will be opened today by His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh.

The Duke will open the Turing Centre at Bourne Grammar School this afternoon.

He will arrive at the school at 3.30pm and receive an official welcome from the Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, Tony Worth.

Then he will be given a tour of the Turing Centre and see pupils working in it. The Duke will be treated to a reception and tea in the main hall before leaving at about 4.30pm.

The school will close earlier than usual, but pupils not involved in the tour will be able to return for the Duke’s visit.

Named after computing pioneer Alan Turinghe, the new building will house systems and control and computing pupils.

Headteacher Jonathan Maddox said: “Our new bespoke building will offer our students the opportunity to study a truly 21st Century curriculum, developing knowledge of computing, electronics, mechanics and pneumatics from their first year all the way to A level.”