THE QUEEN JOINS SCHOOL CEL­E­BRA­TIONS

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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

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