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New Zealand Welcomes Patron HRH The Prince of Wales

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HRH The Prince of Wales shared his passion for wool with a group of year 8 students (11 – 12 year olds) from Tawa Intermediate School during his visit to Tawa College on Thursday. He was joined by Chair of The Campaign for Wool New Zealand Trust, Philippa Wright and Campaign partner Wool in Schools’, Cedric Bayly, General Manager, PGG Wrightson Wool.

During his visit HRH The Prince of Wales, patron of The Campaign for Wool (CFW), stepped into The Wool Shed (a converted shipping container) for a sneak preview of the innovative and mobile world of wool. The aim of The Wool Shed, which is part of the Wool in Schools project, is to spur the curiosity of the next generation and link their discoveries to curriculum and/or homework activity.

“HRH The Prince of Wales, who himself is one of the UK’s most significant wool growers, was joined by the students who shared with him their in­‐class wool discoveries – from the fire retardant qualities of wool to the connection between wool and sport, says Ms Wright.

“The Wool Shed is intended to be a fun and engaging discovery for students, who are our key focus for this Campaign for Wool project, says Ms Wright. “We cannot stress enough the importance of educating the next generation about the virtues of wool and celebrating it as an important part of our economy and everyday life”.

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