Sophie Wessex makes plastercasts

Britain's Countess of Wessex joined children at a castmaking workshop yesterday (11.02.15) as she officially opened the Bracknell Urgent Care Centre.

Countess Sophie
Countess Sophie

Britain's Countess of Wessex joined children at a castmaking workshop yesterday (11.02.15).

Sophie - who has children Lady Louise, 11, and James, Viscount Severn, seven, with husband Prince Edward - chatted with a group of youngsters at the fracturing and plastering activity on a visit to Bracknell Urgent Care Centre in Berkshire and helped them create a plaster cast on a toy dog.

She then officially opened the minor injury facility, unveiling a commemorative plaque for her visit.

She then travelled to nearby Maidenhead to open the £626,000 Boyn Grove Library and impressed those she met with her friendly demeanour.

Joanna Apted, whose four-year-old daughter Martha presented the countess with flowers, said: "She was really lovely, especially with the children. She got down to their level and interacted with them."

Sophie also visited the Boyn Grove Community Resource Centre, which is situated next door to the library and is used by adults with learning disabilities and those living with dementia.

She was given a tour of a sensory room and garden and chatted with staff, volunteers and service users.

Day service manager, Julia Harris, told the Maidenhead Advertiser newspaper: "She was wonderful and chatted to our volunteers who work in the cafe.

"We are all very proud of all our staff here."

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