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The Prince of Wales visits communities in Wales

24th February 2017

HRH meets pupils taking part in a climate change education programme run by the charity Size of Wales

HRH meets pupils taking part in a climate change education programme run by the charity Size of Wales

The Prince of Wales carried out engagements in Wales today and visited communities in Cwmbran, Cardiff, Llandeilo and Llandovery. 

His Royal Highness began the day meeting school children who were taking part in an environmental learning programme at Blenheim Road Community Primary in Cwmbran.

Run by the charity Size of Wales, the programme educates people on the importance of rainforests and aims to empower young people to take action against climate change. Size of Wales works with schools, employers and community groups across Wales to help protect rainforest in Africa and South America.

During the visit, The Prince watched a presentation by the children on the work they are doing to protect the environment, and helped pupils plant a tree in the school’s garden to mark a twinning programme which links them to a school in Uganda.

The Prince of Wales then travelled to Cardiff to open Alcumus Group’s new Head Offices.

Alcumus provides of business assurance and risk management solutions and employs 500 people across their five offices. 

His Royal Highness met members of staff at the office, including some of the ex-service personnel who make up 10% of the company’s overall workforce.  

Alcumus is also partnering with The Prince’s Trust, the youth charity founded by The Prince of Wales, to support their work helping young people. The Prince’s Trust has received a bespoke IT system from Alcumus to help the charity to streamline their health, safety and compliance procedures which then frees up valuable time and resources. 

After opening the new offices, The Prince heard about the efforts to help save a rare breed of cattle from extinction during a visit to Dinefwr Park, Llandeilo. 

There are around 1,000 White Park Cattle left in the world, and the breed has a strong historic connection to Wales. The National Trust, of which The Prince is President, is working to save White Park Cattle from extinction and safeguard important links to Welsh history.

The final visit of the day for His Royal Highness was St Michael’s Church in Cilycwm, Llandovery, to meet members of the congregation and local community.

The Church of St Michael serves as a place for residents of Cilycwm to meet with other local people. During the visit, The Prince enjoyed a performance by a local choir, known as Cor Cyswllt Cilycwm, and saw the church's yew tree which is believed to be at least 1,500 years old.