HRH Princess Anne, the Princess Royal is in Dorset visiting a college to mark its one-year anniversary.

The princess will plant a Millie Rose at Livability Millie College in Poole for the milestone of the college’s first academic year.

The Princess Royal is patron of Livability, a disability charity that aims to enabling children, young people and adults to promote inclusion and wellbeing for all.

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The event will focus on ‘young futures’ and what that means for the young people that are supported at Livability Millie College.

It will celebrate the college’s success in its first academic year, highlighting the unique education provision for students with learning and physical disabilities.

The princess will be invited to review the impact of the college to date, through the work of staff, volunteers, supporters and local partners and stakeholders.

The college is a post 16 education setting to help young people with disabilities.

It aims to bridge the gap between education and employment for young people and adults in Dorset, by creating routes to employment for young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

It does this through enterprise activities, supported by a focus on wellbeing.

Millie College is based on a 350-acre countryside site in Poole, with the curriculum aligned to the natural environment.

Students are supported with personalised learning programmes which aim to build confidence and independence.

This includes a mix of classroom and practical sessions in horticulture, animal care, conservation and catering, working in partnership with local businesses and organisations.

The first cohort of students started at the college in September 2022.

They develop key skills and gain practical work experience, through an experience, voluntary role or an internship or apprenticeship. These could potentially lead to paid employment.

Livability has three education sites, including the Livability Nash College in Bromley and the Livability Victoria School.