No pizza for the prince – but show must go on

Herringthorpe Infants School were expecting a visit from Prince Andrew who was due to see how they teach young children about setting up businesses as part of the Rotherham Ready scheme. Unfortunately he was unable to get there due to bad weather and so the Mayor of Rotherham Shaun Wright got the royal treatment instead. Lady Mayoress Lisa Wright, centre, with, from left, Lee Bestall from Coffee at the Pod, Toby Watsona and Thomas Ward, students from Wingfield College and Carole Foster from Coffee at the Pod
Herringthorpe Infants School were expecting a visit from Prince Andrew who was due to see how they teach young children about setting up businesses as part of the Rotherham Ready scheme. Unfortunately he was unable to get there due to bad weather and so the Mayor of Rotherham Shaun Wright got the royal treatment instead. Lady Mayoress Lisa Wright, centre, with, from left, Lee Bestall from Coffee at the Pod, Toby Watsona and Thomas Ward, students from Wingfield College and Carole Foster from Coffee at the Pod
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THERE was a long face or two when pupils at Rotherham’s Herringthorpe Infants School heard a prince wouldn’t be coming to call.

Prince Andrew’s visit to the school was postponed at the last minute when fog prevented his place touching down in South Yorkshire.

But, as they say, the show must go on.

Children and staff instead gave a warm welcome to the town’s Mayor, Coun Shaun Wright, waving the flags they’d prepared especially.

Coun Wright was shown why the youngsters are some of the most enterprising kids around – and were particularly keen to show off their pizza-making prowess.

Children are learning about the skills needed in the world of work, through the Rotherham Ready project.

And as for the Prince, there’s no need to be too downhearted – he’s re-arranged his visit for a fortnight’s time.