Today St Margaret’s celebrated the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II with a day of special celebrations, starting with a Jubilee Assembly. Assembly was led by pupils in the Junior School, with classes presenting on each decade of the Queen’s reign since her ascension to the throne in 1952.
We were delighted to welcome a former pupil, Mrs Mary Troup, from the class of 1962 as our special guest at assembly. Mrs Troup shared her memories of school life during the period when Queen Elizabeth came to the throne including the school uniform worn by pupils at the time and the games they played in break. She shared a particularly special memory from 1953 when, to mark the coronation, her 5J class planted the beautiful cherry tree outside No.15 Albyn Place.
Assembly concluded with a performance by the specially formed Jubilee Choir who will be singing at the lighting of the beacon at the Town House tomorrow evening. After assembly, Junior School pupils enjoyed playing traditional games from each decade since 1952, followed by a special picnic lunch in the playground.
And to mark this unique occasion, the PTA gifted each pupil and member of staff a commemorative Platinum Jubilee pin.