First Lady Jill Biden attended the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton in the United Kingdom on Friday. By visiting the classrooms of young children before they are scheduled to participate in a roundtable discussion on the importance of early childhood education.
The First Lady and the Duchess visit Connor Downs Academy in Hayle, West Cornwall.
Middleton, dressed in fuchsia, arrives at school early and greets Dr. Biden wore a white dress and a bright pink blazer. The two talked while walking to school.
School principal Janice Eddy told reporters on Friday that the academy was This means that they work with students who have been injured in their lives. The school has a waiting list and is funded by the state.
Eddy said the school has outdoor classrooms where children Able to grow vegetables and flowers and work with animals.
“The animals are very helpful to children just to get in touch with them to understand their compassion. learn to take care of them Raising animals,” Eddie told reporters. “So we have two families of rescued rabbits, and all the children caring for the children have access to the rabbits. And we also have a battery chicken.”
Eddie said the children Learned about the White House So they knew who the first lady was.
“They know who’s coming,” Eddie told reporters. “And it’s obviously incredibly excited the way a four or five year old can be. Maybe not fully understood.”
Middleton and Biden will join the activities with the children. This includes showing them how they can help care for rescued rabbits in the outdoor classroom.
The First Lady pronounces new words with the children, helping them play with Lego and watching the children draw.
“It’s very important for the Foundation,” Biden said on Friday. “As a teacher at the upper level, if they don’t have a good foundation They will lag much behind.”
She added: “This is amazing to see how advanced they are.”
Biden’s visit with the Duchess comes as President Biden travels abroad for the first time since taking office. The president is scheduled to participate in the G-7 Summit, NATO Summits, meetings with the Council of Europe and face-to-face meetings with world leaders.
The first lady said she was “ready” for the European trip, saying they were “Bring Love From America”
Representatives for Biden and Middleton said they visited the school’s “Reception Class” to hear how students are supported through the “Early Years Foundation Stage,” which uses child-led teaching to help students develop. “Be an independent, confident and successful learner.”
Kensington Palace said the school, which educates students aged 4 to 11 and works to “Create a caring and challenging environment where all students are encouraged to fulfill their potential.”
“The school recognizes and values the importance of nurturing positive relationships. and actively supports the mental health and well-being of both children and staff,” the palace said in a statement on Friday.
Biden and Middleton attended a roundtable with four early childhood experts from the UK—Professor Eamon McCrory, Professor of Developmental Neuroscience and Psychopathology at University College London. Dr. Trudi Seneviratne from Royal College of Psychiatrists; and Ed Vainker, CEO of the Reach Foundation.
US expert Participated in the roundtable discussion via Zoom and included Miriam Calderon, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Primary Learning at the Department of Education, Miranda Lynch-Smith, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Services Policy. Department of Health and Human Services; and Katie Hamm, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Early Childhood Development from HHS.
First Lady and Duchess of Cambridge mentioned “The importance of providing adequate support for parents and children during early childhood and the positive impact this can have on society.”
Wang said the Duchess of Cambridge had “See firsthand how the cause of many of today’s toughest social challenges. From poor mental health and addiction to the collapse of family and homelessness – can be traced back to the early years of life.”
Wang said that she had “Work with experts and spend time listening to sectors, parents, families and carers about their experiences and early years of work.”
The Palace announced that next week the Duchess will “Elevate her work in this area. It has an important announcement outlining how she will raise the importance of early childhood and continue the conversation on this important issue.”
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meanwhile Biden has spent his career as an English professor and former high school teacher. and as a reading expert, and “have seen the struggle of students lacking a solid foundation in early childhood care and education”.
“She, along with President Biden is committed to increasing the opportunities for all children and young people to grow, learn and acquire the skills necessary to succeed,” her office said.
during the round table meeting The Duchess of Cambridge said she had “Seeing how important the first five years of child development are,” he said, “the best investment in our future, health and happiness is in the first five years of our lives.”
The first lady also discussed the impact of the epidemic. But said one of the “advantages is that both parents” are “joining.”
“I love that you’re educating dad and dad,” Biden said. “Being a stepmother for a long time.”
“The advantages of the pandemic We saw both parents involved,” Biden continued. “Dad knows it’s hard.”
She added: “The pandemic has had a positive effect. Parents are now working more closely with teachers. This is just a very interesting discussion.”
Biden, the first lady to meet the Queen at Windsor Castle.
The first lady traveled to the UK with the president to the UK on Wednesday.
on thursday Wearing a jacket with the word “love” printed on the back, the first lady told reporters that Bidens “bring love from America.” trying to bring unity to the world.”
“It’s important for people to feel united and hopeful after this year’s pandemic,” said the first lady.
When asked about the president’s preparation before the European tour The first lady said that he “He was studying for several weeks,” but noted that he “Know most of the leaders” who will attend the summit since his time as vice president in Obama administration
“He was too prepared,” Biden said.
during her time in the UK The First Lady will join the President for a meeting with Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle.
“Joe and I look forward to meeting the Queen,” she said. “We’ve been waiting for this for weeks.”
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She added: “It was a beautiful start.”
The first lady is expected to return to the United States on Sunday after meeting with the queen. The president is scheduled to travel to Belgium ahead of the NATO summit.