Watch Video & Images: Duchess of Cambridge ‘sharing’ love for outdoors with George and Charlotte
Kate joined some more of the youngsters who were whittling sticks to be gathered together and made into bug nests.
She put on her own pair of black leather gloves and picked up a potato peeler to have a to herself, asking the children what bugs they had seen in the Palace so far. ‘Woodlouse and wiggily worms?’
‘Lucky bugs to have such a cool place to sleep,’ she said.
Before she left the Duchess gave a short speech in which she talked about her own youngsters.
She said: ‘Thank you so much for having me here today.
‘It’s been lovely to meet all of you and thank you so much to all the children who’ve shown me what they’ve been doing in their gardens.
‘It’s really inspiring and exciting to see what you’ve all been up to.
‘I’ve got such fond memories of being in the garden and being outside from my own childhood, and I’m sharing that with my own children, George and Charlotte, at the moment.
‘And I’m really excited about what you’re doing here and taking inspiration from that in the school environment as well.
‘What you have created here is really so special. Hopefully you’ll have lots of memories of your time here in the garden, looking for insects or planting bulbs.
‘And I really hope you remember these special times for the rest of your lives.
‘But thank you again and good luck and happy gardening for the future.’
Afterwards Lucas, six, who was proudly displaying an ‘eco warrior’ badge, told her:’This is the best day of my life!’
Sally Spires, the school’s outdoor learning co-ordinator showed the Duchess round and said afterwards: ‘She was incredibly warm and interested and understood the idea of using outdoor learning to promote the development and mental health of young children. She clearly enjoys it herself and said how much she enjoys getting her children out in the garden with their toys and dinosaurs.’
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