This week we were thrilled to read words of support for the Prince William Award from Lord Bilimoria, Chancellor of the University of Birmingham.
In his column for the university’s Buzz magazine Lord Bilimoria celebrated the inaugural Prince William Award Graduation event which was generously hosted by the university last September.
Updating on the many recent achievements of the academic institute he wrote:
“Also this year we have had three royal visits with HRH The Princess Royal opening our impressive new sports centre, HRH The Prince of Wales visiting the Birmingham Institute of Forest Research and HRH The Duke of Cambridge attending the inaugural Prince William Award graduation ceremony in our Great Hall. This have me immense pride as an ambassador for SkillForce, the organisation that initiated and organised this award which is a pioneering character and resilience programme helping children from age six dare to be their best selves. SkillForce are extremely grateful to our University of Birmingham Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues for the support we have given.”
Indeed we are extremely grateful for the continued support from our academic partners at the University of Birmingham and the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues. This is an important partnership to SkillForce and the Prince William Award and one that we hope will continue to flourish through 2019.
We are currently working together to produce a report on the impact of character and resilience education and this year SkillForce CEO Ben Slade has been announced as an Honorary Senior Research Fellow of the University.