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RMS Headmistress meets Princess Royal at Charity Annual Event


Diana Rose, Headmistress of The Royal Masonic School for Girls, attended the Royal National Childrens Foundation (RNCF) Annual Event on 20 November at the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), London. HRH Princess Anne, the Royal Patron for RNCF, arrived for the beginning of the afternoon and spoke to the 200 guests during the Conference, about the great work carried out by this charity.

RNCF help to support young people in boarding school where they have been identified as being vulnerable, at risk or neglected within their home environment. Research shows that these young people, given the right opportunity, thrive within the safe and nurturing environment of a boarding school. RNCF have supported just over 3000 young people over the past 40 years, but want to help many more, to meet increased demand.

HRH Princess Anne was introduced to most guests attending, who included School Heads, representatives from Local Authorities, present and past RNCF beneficiaries, volunteers and many professional parties who support the charities work.

This annual event is always well supported and is a celebration and a thank you to all those who help to make the lives of these young people a little brighter.

The Royal Masonic School for Girls, in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, has welcomed a range of girls supported by the RNCF in recent years, and has been very proud to see them grow into successful, happy, and confident young women. Mrs Rose says:

RMS is delighted to support the work of the RNCF and takes great pride in seeing girls, who might otherwise struggle to achieve impressive academic results and therefore continue onto further education and employment, flourish within the RMS boarding environment. RMS offers outstanding pastoral care to all our pupils, but this takes on a greater significance for our boarders, who are part of a close, integrated community living at school. This family environment is ideal for those girls who lack this in their home setting, giving them the opportunity to learn personal and interpersonal skills which will give them the crucial edge to set them apart from the crowd in their future. We look forward to continuing to work in partnership with the RNCF to help support more girls to fulfil their potential

Charity has always been at the heart of RMS the school was founded over 200 years ago to educate the daughters of Freemasons who, through death, disability or illness were unable to support their families. In 1978 the School became an open, fee-paying school accepting girls from all backgrounds, but is still proud to maintain its links with charities that fund girls in need and enable them to board at the School. This experience is life-changing, as has been shown by the girls who have passed through the School and onto successful further education and careers, and this charitable commitment perpetuates the legacy of the founders of the School.

Published: December 11 2014

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