THE QUEEN JOINS SCHOOL CELEBRATIONS
A GROUP of Amersham pupils enjoyed a once-ina-lifetime experience last week when they were part of an historic visit from Her Majesty The Queen to Berkhamsted.
Heatherton House School, which is a satellite prep-school in the Berkhamsted Schools Group, played an integral part in the royal visit celebrations on Friday last week to mark the school’s 475th year since its foundation.
The Queen, who is Patron of the school, was received by hundreds of well-wishers lining the Union-Jack decked streets.
Year five and six pupils from the Amersham school joined other members of the Berkhamsted Schools Group to surround the school’s grassy quad where Her Majesty entered to patrol a line of young cadets from the school’s Combined Cadet Force.
Year five pupil Hannah Ashby said: “It was an unbelievable and amazing experience. We were so close to The Queen. It’s a day I’ll remember forever.”
For four particular Heatherton House pupils their royal experience was an even more personal one. Form Captains from years one to four were chosen to attend a special reception and were lucky enough to be introduced to and speak with Her Majesty. Year four Form Captain Abigail, who presented The Queen with a posy of flowers, said: “I was so excited and nervous. She was lovely and spoke to all of us.”
The Queen unveiling a plaque to commemorate her visit and had lunch with the schools’ governors and headteachers.
Heatherton House form captains meet the queen