Duchess of Cambridge visits North London school to find out about SEEN programme

On Wednesday 24th November, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge visited Nower Hill High School in Harrow where she joined a science lesson studying neuroscience and the importance of early childhood development. 

The visit comes after Her Royal Highness launched The Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood last summer, which aims to drive awareness of and action on the extraordinary impact of the early years. The Duchess joined a Year 8 science lesson recapping on the learning which took place as part of a research project run by Oxford University that looks to embed the key principles of early childhood development and neuroscience in students. 

The focus of this research aligns strongly with The Duchess and her work on early childhood as it is steeped in the understanding of the critical importance of early child development and its influence on an individual’s long-term health, wellbeing and potential in the future. The lessons focused on the neuroscience underpinning how caregiver’s behaviour is pivotal to childhood development and children’s future outcomes.