Total People Royal Visit

Total People were given the royal seal of approval

Total People were given the royal seal of approval when young people on a Young Leaders programme met with Queen Elizabeth II and the Duchess of Sussex at the Storyhouse Theatre in Chester.

The young people are part of the Tamarind Project, an art therapy programme run by Total People, and attend weekly work experience sessions at the theatre. They joined a number of special guests and community projects invited to meet members of the royal family during the official opening of the venue.

During the visit, the young leaders led slime making sessions with primary school children. Both the Queen and the Duchess of Sussex spoke to the group about their activity before continuing to tour the venue and unveiling a plaque to mark the occasion.

Jane Mackenzie, Tamarind Project Lead, and Lucy Jones, LLDD mentor/Learning Support, attended on the day.

Jane said: “It was a lovely day for our young people, they were so respectful and enjoyed meeting members of the royal family.

“One young person thought she might be overwhelmed by the occasion, but both the Queen and the Duchess were really nice and interested in them."

“The Storyhouse has supported the young people on the Tamarind Project so much and it was lovely for them to invite us to this special day.”

Linda Dean, Managing Director of Total People, said: “It is a fantastic honour for our young people to be invited to such a memorable event at the Storyhouse Theatre, something that I am sure they will treasure."

“Total People works with over 2,000 employers and over 6,000 learners each year."

“Being asked to attend such a prestigious event is recognition of the excellent work that Total People colleagues do through a number of different projects.”

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