At the end of a historic two weeks for the United Kingdom, St Margaret’s School for Girls finishes the national mourning period with a sense of sustained respect and appreciation for our longest reigning monarch.
On Friday the 16th of September, our head girl team presented an assembly in which they discussed the life of the Queen and what her record breaking reign meant to them. They spoke beautifully about the Queen’s achievements, from serving as a mechanic during World War II to her most recent appearance with Paddington Bear at the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
There were incredibly moving performances from the Chamber Choir and the Jubilee Choir, who performed Wild Mountain Thyme and A Life Lived with Grace.
The assembly concluded with the school joining together in a rendition of God Save the King, the first time the national anthem has been sung with those words since 1952.
To give staff and pupils the chance to express their sympathies to the Royal Family, a book of condolence was shared amongst the St Margaret’s community. Messages of support and gratitude were written by the whole school as the period of mourning drew to a close.
We hope to keep the Queen’s mindset of dedication and hard-work as we go forward in this academic year.