His Royal Highness, The Duke of Gloucester KG GCVO, visited Newbury College on Tuesday 18 November 2014 prior to his appointment at The Queens Award for Voluntary Service presentation, which was held in the College Sports Hall later that day.
The visit included a tour of the Motor Vehicle Workshops and an opportunity to speak to students and local employers from the Motor Vehicle Industry that partner with the College. His Royal Highness engaged with a number of demonstrations including breaks pads, a rolling road, and how the Break Horse Power (BHP) of a car is tested.
Employers exhibiting on the day included Williams and Xtrac who work closely with the Newbury College Apprenticeship programme. West Berkshire’s Classic Vehicle Club also exhibited two classic vehicles, a 1914 Morris Bullnose that was used on the hit TV show Downton Abbey and a Super Charged Lotus.
Following the tour of the workshops, The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, an annual award which recognises and rewards excellence in voluntary activities carried out by groups in the community, was held in the College Sports Hall followed by an opportunity for HRH to meet with Catering and Food and Beverage students who presented the Duke with a cake and catered the event.