Trust schools mark the death of The Queen through ceremonial events

September 20, 2022

As the nation mourns the loss of Her Majesty The Queen, learners across The Wessex Learning Trust schools come together with their communities to celebrate the life and legacy of Her Late Majesty through a variety of ceremonial gatherings and activities.

Many schools chose to celebrate The Late Queens love of the outdoors, by naming outdoor areas after her. Axbridge First School have a ‘Queen’s Corner’, Sandford and Winscombe Primary Schools have named their Forest School area and a path into school ‘Queen Elizabeth Way’, whilst Axbridge, Lympsham, Weare and Wedmore First Schools are busy designing and planning memorial gardens.

Axbridge First School staff and children gathered in Axbridge Square on Friday 16th September for a memorial service led by Revd Alistair, to reflect on Her Majesty’s life and pay tribute to a Queen whose leadership has shown no bounds with her dedication and selfless service.

Kings of Wessex Chaplain Ruth Motion led a tree planting ceremony last week along with Head of House learners, to create a more lasting memorial. Head Teacher Mr Wiltshire said ‘Elizabeth II and her son King Charles III have both been great champions for the environment and so we at King thought a tree for each of them would be a fitting memorial. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II reigned and dedicated her life to this country for over 70 years, she will be greatly missed.’

Year 6 pupils from Winscombe Primary School attended a cross generational community reflection
to pay their respects to the Queen – sharing their memories of her, singing the national anthem and
a hymn together.

Year 6 children from Winscombe Primary School