The Princess of Wales visits Bethnal Green Primary School as she launches the Shaping Us campaign for early childhood

The Princess of Wales visited a primary school in east London, where an adorable video showed her interacting with children.

The pupils, aged four and five, brought their soft toys to meet the princess when she visited them at St John’s CE Primary School in Bethnal Green.

The visit came as the princess launched her long-term Shaping Us campaign, which aims to highlight the importance of a child’s formative years.

Youngsters at St John’s CE Primary School in Bethnal Green seemed to appreciate the princess (Early Childhood Centre)

She played schoolchildren in a 90-second claymation film that shows how a girl, named Layla, develops from the womb to the age of five and is shaped through her interactions with the people and environment around her. surrounds.

The princess then talked to the children about everything from the special people in their lives and the importance of talking about feelings, to teddy bears, birthday cake, and the tragedy of dropping ice cream.

The Shaping Us campaign has been described as the princess’s “life’s work” and aims to highlight the importance of the formative years of a child’s life.

“How we develop, through our experiences, relationships and environment during our early childhood, fundamentally shapes our entire lives,” he said.

“It affects everything from our ability to build relationships and thrive at work, to our mental and physical well-being as adults, to the way we raise our own children.

“These are the most preventive years. By focusing our collective time, energy, and resources to build a caring and nurturing world around the youngest members of our society and those who care for them, we can make a big difference in the health and happiness of generations to come.

“All of society has a role to play in this, even if it is not directly involved in a child’s life, because we are all responsible for building a more compassionate world in which our children can grow, learn and live.

“In these challenging times, it is more important than ever to help parents and caregivers provide loving, safe and secure homes for their infants and toddlers to thrive.”

The Princess of Wales interacting with primary school children (Early Childhood Centre)

The Princess of Wales interacting with primary school children (Early Childhood Centre)

The Shaping Us project was launched on Tuesday by the Royal Foundation Center for Early Childhood.

The claymation film depicting Layla’s story is now playing in theaters, and also aired last week at a Bafta-hosted evening reception attended by celebrities including former Saturday singer Rochelle Humes, rapper Professor Green, host Fearne Cotton and Lionesses captain Leah Williamson. .

After the screening, Williamson praised Kate’s project, saying: “I think it’s an amazing, amazing thing to start raising awareness about because we’re not going to see the fruits of this tomorrow or next year, but in the years to come and how we see our society.

“I hope we’re in a better position because of things like this.”

The princess has been making a number of visits to publicize the launch of her campaign, including meeting with vendors at Kirkgate market in Leeds on Tuesday when she spoke to people about her early childhood experience.

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