The Queen hugs a pupil. Photo: Rickard Hansson/amtryck.se
On Wednesday 30 January, The Queen attended the Silvia School's 20th anniversary celebrations in Hässleholm.
During her visit, The Queen had the opportunity to meet the pupils. Head teacher Christian Örn and chairman of the pupils' council Erik Kalén gave welcome speeches. Erik spoke about the school as a place of refuge and security, where pupils can focus on learning instead of hearing. This was the third time that The Queen has visited the Silvia School, and in her speech of thanks she spoke about how proud she was of "her" school. Lunch was served by pupils at the Restaurant School in Hässleholm.
About the Silvia School
The Silvia School is a primary and lower secondary school in Hässleholm for pupils with hearing impairments. More than 50 pupils from pre-school age to year 9 attend the school. Children from several different counties can attend the school, and there are pupils from Skåne, Blekinge, Halland, Kronoberg and Kalmar counties. The school was opened by The Queen in 1993, and is 20 years old this year.