• A Union Jack. It says 'Schools remember Queen Elizabeth II'

Schools remember Queen Elizabeth II

Following the death last week of Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest serving monarch, schools across the country have been honouring the Queen both on social media, and in-person. 

On Monday 19 September, schools across the country will close for the Queen’s funeral which will be held at Westminster Abbey.

St Mary’s Church of England Primary School, West Derby, said on Twitter that the school had received a letter signed by the Queen’s former lady-in-waiting, Annabel Whitehead, to thank the children for their letters and pictures sent during the Platinum Jubilee.

The school will display the items received on its prayer table over the coming weeks.

Manor Beach Primary in Lancashire also received a letter in response to a letter its students sent at the Platinum Jubilee.

The school said on Twitter: “Having recently received a letter from Her Majesty thanking us for the work we sent her to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee, Manor Beach Primary would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the Royal family, and anyone impacted by the death of Her Majesty The Queen.”

St Thomas’ (Halliwell) Church of England Primary School in Bolton commemorated Queen Elizabeth II with all its children lighting a candle for the late Queen.

The school said on Twitter: “As a school, we have commemorated Queen Elizabeth II by reflecting on her life and achievements both personally and as Queen.

“As our personal mark of remembrance, each child has lit a candle creating a tribute in memory of our wonderful Queen.”

Alsop High School in Walton, Liverpool, lit a candle at Westminster Abbey on September 11 to remember the Queen.

The school wrote on Twitter: “In stillness and quiet we remember Queen Elizabeth II.”

Some schools have put up special memorials of the late Queen Elizabeth II on their official websites, changed colours of home pages to reflect the nation’s period of mourning as well as giving consideration to postings on social media pages.

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