For the first half of the Trinity term, pupils have been discovering the fascinating history of Kings and Queens to coincide with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. On Thursday 26th May, all of Pre-Prep packed up their bags and boarded the coaches to enjoy a day at Sandringham House.
We received a warm welcome on our arrival by the staff at Sandringham, and they guided us into the grounds of the impressive country house. We enjoyed a walk through the gardens, taking in the sights and smells, inhaling the wild garlic and the sweet lilac on our journey through the colourful gardens.
The children learnt that the Queen loves her animals, especially her dogs and horses. We saw memorials of some of the Queen’s dogs inside the garden wall, which the Queen always visits during her stays in Sandringham. Kanon S (Crows) said, “I liked seeing the pretty flowers.”
The children enjoyed seeing a statue of Estimate, one of the Queen’s favourite racehorses, at the front of the house, which the Queen could see from her window. The children thoroughly enjoyed their picnic on the front lawn and posed beautifully for their group photo.
We all had the opportunity to touch and inspect some of the Queen’s personal items gifted to her by members of the Commonwealth before making crowns and parading through the courtyard. Felicity C (Owls) said, “I liked making my crown.”
All had a wonderful day!