Students from the Apollo Studio Academy visited Buckingham Palace last week to take part in a special convention on studio schools.
The Academy in Peterlee, County Durham, were invited to attend along with representatives from 40 other studio schools, as part of the studio schools national conference.
Students had to apply for one of the four spaces available, with two year 11 and two year 13 students selected to travel to the special event alongside Apollo vice-principal Karyn Vose.
The visit saw guests view many areas of Buckingham Palace including the ballroom, featuring the thrones, where the main conference was held.
Guests met the Studio Schools Trust patron HRH The Duke of York, Prince Andrew, who gave the students a motivational speech before meeting guests.
Ms Vose hailed the day as a great experience and was proud to see the students take part in this special event.
“It really was a special day for all of us to take part in,” she said.
“To be invited to the palace, to an event like this, is a once in the lifetime opportunity with the students getting the opportunity to see what some people never get to see, the inside of one of the world’s most famous buildings.
“The students were very proud to be involved and were great representatives for the Apollo Studio Academy. It’s something they will always cherish.”
For more information on the Apollo studio academy visit www.apollostudio academy.co.uk or call 0191 518 5595.