Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan toured Club Kidpreneur’s Hero School – Fort Street Public School in Sydney CBD today, Friday 25 November, as part of the Jordanian Royal visit to Australia.
Her Majesty spent the morning with Club Kidpreneur’s Co-Founders, Creel Price and Tania Price, along with 180 primary school students viewing the school’s Club Kidpreneur Market Day, technology programs and participating in a school assembly, where Her Majesty and Chairman Tania Price presented School Principal Michele Peel-Yates with a Club Kidpreneur Hero School certificate.
Her Majesty received a warm welcome from the primary school students during the Club Kidpreneur Market Day, which they held in Her Majesty’s honor. The students shared stories of their entrepreneur experience and proudly showcased the products they had made for their businesses, including jewellery, framed inspirational quotes and other.
Club Kidpreneur Co-Founder and Patron, Creel Price said, “It was a privilege to host Her Majesty Queen Rania during her Australian visit and to feature the Club Kidpreneur Program.”
“To have the opportunity to introduce her Majesty to some of our young kidpreneurs at Fort Street Public School was quite an incredible experience for us all. The students were able to share their business stories and demonstrated what they had learnt through the Club Kidpreneur program,” said Price.
Her Majesty is widely known for her strong passion for education, especially through modern curricula and teaching entrepreneurship amongst young people. Her efforts to improve the learning opportunities for children have been recognised both in Jordan and internationally.
During the visit Her Majesty was joined by Mrs Baird, Jordanian embassy representatives and a strong contingent of government officials and media.
“Her Majesty’s interest in the Club Kidpreneur program is heartening; I am delighted we share the belief that every child should have early exposure to entrepreneurship, and that supporting teachers to embed entrepreneurial thinking in their students is key to preparing the next generation for the rigours of 21st century work and life” said Price.
Club Kidpreneur Co-Founder and Chair Tania Price said the Royal visit was a wonderful way to officially acknowledge Fort Street Public School as a Club Kidpreneur Hero School – only the second school to be awarded nationally since the program began earlier this year.
“In a world where the careers of the future are rapidly changing – the need for fostering entrepreneurial skills in the next generation has never been greater. It’s important for young people to have their first taste of business early so they can develop critical skills of creativity, confidence, resilience, problem solving and financial literacy.
“Fort Street Public School has a strong commitment to nurturing entrepreneurial traits in its students. The Hero School program aims to recognize, elevate and celebrate that commitment to entrepreneurship education; I congratulate the School on this appointment and the students on their outstanding efforts to host Her Majesty,” said Price.