“Be kind to people,” is the advice from students at Christchurch’s Cathedral Grammar School to Prince George.
The young prince started school this week, the first day of the new academic year. He’s attending Thomas’s Battersea, an independent school in south London.
The 4-year-old George was accompanied by his father Prince William, on his first day at Thomas’s Battersea. The two future kings walked to the school entrance hand-in-hand before George was greeted by senior teacher Helen Haslem, who introduced him to the other children.
“It went well,” William said at a reception. “There was one other parent who had more of an issue with their children – so I was quite pleased I wasn’t the one.”
Junior students at Cathedral Grammar know the first day of school can be “a little bit scary,” even for a prince.
Five-year-old Emily Fergusson reckons he’ll make friends easily if he’s “nice to some kids, then they might be nice back”.
If his first day is anything like Monty Fleetwood’s he’ll have a hot chocolate with mum and dad to look forward to when he gets home.
George will be dressed in his new uniform, a navy v-neck pullover, matching Bermuda-style shorts, long red socks and black shoes.
(A very sweet video can also be seen here; https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/parenting/big-kids/five-to-ten/96603378/kiwi-kids-share-tips-for-prince-georges-first-day-at-school)