King’s Group celebrated British Week in Riga with His Royal Highness Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex KG GCVO
King’s Group was one of the main sponsors of Latvia’s “British Week” (28th November – 2nd December) a series of cultural, educational and informative events organised by the British Embassy of Riga. For the occasion, His Royal Highness Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex KG GCVO visited the country and met the founders of the soon to be opened King’s College, British School of Latvia, Sir Roger Fry and Nicholas Fry.
The prestigious educational group, that will open King’s College Latvia next September 2017, organised several events during the week. Sir Roger Fry, Founder and Chairman of King’s College schools, will be visiting Latvia, along with Nicholas Fry, CDO at King’s Group and Dawn Akyürek, Headteacher at King’s College School of Madrid (Spain).
The main focus of the seminar was “UK Education and the Benefits of Non-Academic Learning” providing an interesting insight on one of the main pillars of which British Education is based: education outside the classroom.
“In British schools, such as King’s College, pupils are encouraged to achieve their academic best both inside and outside of the classroom, they are encouraged to participate in an array of extra-curricular activities and to understand, appreciate and contribute to human values such as solidarity, honesty and tolerance”, explained Mrs Dawn Akyürek.
“We think that the Education Seminar, as well as the entire British Week in Riga, was a wonderful occasion to inform Latvian citizens about the benefits of a British Education and, of course, about what will be the first British school in the country, King’s College, The British School of Latvia (to be opened in September 2017)”, said Nicholas Fry.
King’s College, the British School of Latvia, will be located in the municipality of Babites, in Riga, in a plot of approximately 20.000 m2. The school will grow organically: from its opening in September 2017, it will initially offer places to children between the ages of 3 and 7 years old (Nursery to Year 5 - Infant Department). As these pupils get older, they will progress through the school until eventually all Year Groups will be open, catering up to 18.