Countess of Wessex opens new Skills Centre

Sophie, Countess of Wessex, landed by helicopter to open the £2.4 million state of the art youth and training centre in Dawlish.  The countess toured the construction area where students showed off their soldering skills despite only just having starting the course.  She was then taken on to the sound and recording studio where the students sang to her and she had a brief go on the drums.

From there the countess moved on to the catering room where she met the four students who had cooked hundreds of cream teas for the visitors and dignitaries and to the students delight, the countess tucked in.

Catering student Harry Wright said: “She said it was one of the best she’d had, and then everyone who was with her had one because she said it was really nice. Even her security came in and had one.”

The countess was then shown the IT and Media suite before moving on to the hairdressing salon.  Shortly after she was escorted upstairs to the disco area where she entered the DJ booth where she was presented to Dawlish Community College students Elizabeth Rew and Eleanor Brayley.  The Countess was asked to choose a song and went for Unbreakable, by Westlife.  Elizabeth remarked: “It was really interesting to see what she was like. She asked a few questions and asked us about whether we enjoyed DJ-ing and how we do certain things.”

After continuing in to the games and social area, the Countess ended a very successful tour by unveiling a plaque to commemorate the opening of the youth centre.

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