The Book Bus Royal Visit
Livingstone, Zambia 28th Sept. 2012
The Book Bus in Livingstone received a special visitor on Friday 28th September when Princess Anne came to find out how the Book Bus works in Zambia.
The Princess Royal was in Zambia as part of the Commonwealth's celebration of HM The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Year and the Book Bus was honoured to show her how we bring the joy of reading to schools throughout the country.
In preparation for the visit, Book Bus Coordinator Kelly Geoghagen organised our volunteer crew to work with the children from Twabuka Basic School during the visit. You can imagine the delight on the children's faces when they heard that a real-life Princess was coming to see them. Children from grades 3 to 7 spent the morning session reading, writing, drawing and playing word-games under the watchful attention of volunteers Lin, Beryl, Lesley, Rachael, Claudia, Evans and Monica.
Book Bus Director David Gordon accompanied Princess Anne during her 30 minute visit, she showed great interest in the project and enjoyed chatting informally to children, teachers and volunteers. She delighted the children and staff from Twabuka School by cutting the ribbon on their new Book Bus Library and remarked how pleased she was to see how our activities enable the children to progress with their reading skills from year to year.
Local volunteer Monica Mulenga presented Princess Anne with a momento Book Bus bag containing a signed copy of Quentin Blake's Birthday Book. The children from Twabuka recited a poem to the Princess before she left for her next engagement.
Royal Visit Gallery
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