Pupils’ delight at Royal letter

A ROYAL LETTER: Pictured left to right with the souvenirs from Buckingham Palace are Evie Griffiths, Finlay Mitchell, Ella Findlay and Milly Stewart.
A ROYAL LETTER: Pictured left to right with the souvenirs from Buckingham Palace are Evie Griffiths, Finlay Mitchell, Ella Findlay and Milly Stewart.

PUPILS at Strathmore Primary School had a very special delivery recently – a letter direct from Buckingham Palace!

Children in last year’s primary 3/4 of the school wrote to Her Majesty The Queen at the end of last session after being swept away in all the excitement surrounding the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

All the middle area classes had enjoyed a Diamond Jubilee party and P3/4 class teacher Caroline Kerr suggested her pupils should write direct to the Queen to share news of the celebrations at the school.

Eagerly embracing the idea, the children each wrote part of the letter to Her Majesty in which they described the jubilee party and also explained how some of the pupils took part in the celebrations at Glamis Castle by performing fitness dance routines.

To complete the greetings, the children also drew pictures before posting the letter off.

Time passed and Mrs Kerr admitted she had almost given up on a receiving a reply when an envelope bearing the official Buckingham Palace stamp arrived at Strathmore to the delight of all the children involved.

As well as a signed note from Her Majesty’s Lady in Waiting, passing on the Queen’s delight with the letter and thanking them for taking the time to write to her with their best wishes, the package also contained a number of beautiful official souvenir leaflets of the jubilee celebrations.

The letter is now to be proudly displayed in the school.