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Prince Andrew to reopen academy
Oct 4, 2012, 11:01 GMT
Britain's Prince Andrew is to reopen an academy in Coventry today (04.10.12).
The Duke of York will visit the West Midlands city by helicopter where he will lead an official opening ceremony for a number of buildings at the Sidney Stringer Academy which was almost completely destroyed by a huge fire in 2007.
Claire Horobin, assistant principal at the academy, admitted students and staff at the educational establishment have been preparing for the prince's arrival for weeks and they are all 'very excited' about the ceremony.
She told the Coventry Telegraph newspaper: 'We have been open to students for a while now but we are really looking forward to having an official opening ceremony and invite a host of local guests to come and have a look around our new sites.
'It is going to be a very exciting day for everyone at the school.'
Andrew - whose love of travel has earned him the nickname of Airmiles Andy - will meet pupils at the academy and enjoy musical, dance and drama performances by the students as well as look at how the school has been rebuilt and improved.
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