RJC Patron HRH the Princess Royal attends event to celebrate restorative practice in schools
Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal, patron of the Restorative Justice Council, visited Truro Cathedral on 11 January to recognise restorative practice in Cornwall’s schools, with the support of RJC member RJ Working.
The event brought together representatives from 30 schools in the area, including many school children, to celebrate the development of restorative approaches to behaviour and relationships in Cornwall’s schools.
Speaking at the event, the Princess Royal congratulated the schools and other organisations for their commitment to restorative practice and spoke of the ongoing importance of dealing with conflict and building relationships in schools.
Also addressing the audience were Lesley Chandler, chair of the board of RJ Working, Sara Davey, a headteacher from Mounts Bay Academy, and two pupils from Redruth School.
The Princess Royal also recognised ten schools who have introduced the Ripple Effect training programme delivered by RJ Working.
Representatives of various schools, universities and other organisations had the chance to meet the Princess as she toured an exhibition about restorative practice in Cornwall’s schools hosted at the cathedral.