DAME Lorna Muirhead visited Wirral Grammar School for Girls to meet some of the pupils who have made outstanding contributions to the school and community in a variety of curricular and extra curricular areas.
The girls told her of their wide range of activities.
Among them were Harriet Jones and Lajeen Wasim, who were joint winners of the North West “Why I want to be a scientist” competition.
Others included Lucy Perkins, Shivangi Prasad and Georgia Blundell Small who were winners of the Teen Tech Award and visited Buckingham Palace to collect prizes from Prince Andrew.
Amy Tarver, Jess Sheward, Megan Tripney and Jeanette Ekuban were all winners of Arkwright scholarships, an award that recognises outstanding promise in engineering, and gives each a prize of £600.
Nicola Ball spoke to Dame Lorna about her swimming; she represents Wirral Metro at national level. Mary Hughes told her about volleyball, which she plays at national league level, and her community and coaching support for junior volleyballers.
Anusha Rangan is the regional winner of the National Council for Women writing competition and Thea Whyte, Kes Earl and Megan Shone have all won poetry prizes.
Dame Lorna spoke about her duties as lord lieutenant and how she was amazed at the variety and excellence of the activities available.