Prince William to visit North East youth workshops

Prince William is set to visit the North East to attend youth workshops set up in memory of his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales

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Prince William will be coming to the North East to attend youth workshops set up in memory of his mother.

The Royal visit is due to take place on November 22 in South Shields and Sunderland.

The Prince hasn’t visited the region since he attended the wedding of a close friend in Alnwick, Northumberland, in June.

One of the engagements on his forthcoming visit is to meet 30 youngsters who are taking part in three separate workshops, which focus on training for anti-bullying ambassadors and an employment mentoring session.

The Diana Award was set up in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, and celebrate her belief that young people have the power to change the world for the better.

Each month the Diana Award hosts ‘Inspire Days’ across the UK that take the form of training events, which are intended to “inspire, challenge and empower” young people.

The Inspire Day in South Shields offers three workshops aimed at personal development and equipping the young people for social action. The Duke will also visit youth homeless charity Centrepoint’s support centre in Sunderland.

He will tour the facilities, take part in a cooking lesson and join a round-table discussion with young people from Centrepoint and The Prince’s Trust about the link between youth homelessness and employment.

During the visit he will hear how Centrepoint is working together with The Prince’s Trust, the youth charity founded by his father The Prince of Wales, to support under-25s affected by homelessness and unemployment.

And the Prince will also officially open the Haven Point leisure centre in South Shields.

He will tour the centre and speak to talented local swimmers from South Tyneside Swim Club and the English Swimming Schools Association and watch water survival training and resuscitation, before unveiling a plaque to officially open the centre.

Developed by South Tyneside Council, Haven Point is one of a series of major investments to regenerate the borough, create jobs and attract more tourists to the area.

With a competition pool and facilities for families, Haven Point has been designed for both serious swimmers and the wider South Tyneside community.

Its facilities include a 25-metre, eight lane competition pool with hydraulic floor.

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