Children from a Wimborne school were buzzing with excitement when they returned to school after the summer holidays to find a letter from the Queen waiting for them.
They had originally performed the prayer at a tea party they held in the Queen’s honour back in May.
Following that party the school posted a copy of the prayer and a letter to Buckingham Palace.
And the Queen responded in kind.
Her letter, accompanied with a photo, said: “I send you my grateful thanks for the kind words you have sent me on the occasion of my 90th birthday.” And it was signed Elizabeth R.
Head of St John’s, Katharine Anstey, said: “What a fantastic way to start the new term and a new school year.
“The children have been absolutely buzzing with excitement since finding out they have received this letter from the Queen and they are all keen to read it.”
The children at St John’s First School marked the Queen’s birthday with a party that will long be remembered.
Joined by families and friends they gathered together on the school field to enjoy a very British tea and cake party.
At the party the children learned a new song for the occasion to wish the Queen happy birthday and the school’s worship team wrote a birthday prayer for the occasion – the prayer that prompted Her Majesty’s personal thanks.
The Queen’s letter and card will soon be displayed in the school for all to see.
St John’s First School is one of seven First and Middle schools in Wimborne Academy Trust, along with Allenbourn Middle School, Colehill First School, Hayeswood First School, Merley First School, St Michael’s Middle School and Witchampton First School.
All of its academies are rated either Good or Outstanding.
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