Prince Harry visits Nottingham


Prince Harry visits Nottingham for a day focusing on youth initiatives and supporting local communities.

The day began with a visit to Nottingham's new police station, where Prince Harry opened the premises and toured the building.

The Prince met the neighbourhood policing and Nottingham City Council teams who have joined forces to run operations from the station.

Next, a visit to the National Ice Centre saw Prince Harry catch up with the Coach Core sporting apprentices – the scheme provides young people, aged 16-24, with the skills to train as sports coaches.

Coach Core was launched as a pilot in London in 2012 and in Glasgow in 2014. It has now expanded and works with 42 partners around the UK in providing education, training or employment to young people. 

Prince Harry then visited Full Effect, a community recording studio which aims to reduce youth violence and improve opportunities for young people in the city.

His Royal Highness visited the project in 2013 and directed The Royal Foundation (set up by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry) to launch a new initiative to train youth leaders, providing them with formal qualifications and apprenticeships in mentoring and leadership.

At the same time the scheme supports primary school children, who are at most risk of becoming involved in youth violence.

Finally, Prince Harry saw rehearsals for Full Effect initiative "Hip Hopera" - a project which engages young people through music.