Primary pupils gather for Last Post in memory of the Queen

Pupils from Wavell Community Schools’ Federation, in Catterick Garrison, gathered on the playground on Friday to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II.

Headteacher Gillian Crouch spoke about the wonderful qualities seen in the Queen, of the school community’s respect at this time and of the events which will be happening in the coming days.

The school was joined by Richmond cornet player and military veteran Lee Whitworth, who played the Last Post to begin a period of reflection and silence.

Staff say both infant and junior children have spoken extensively in their classes about Queen Elizabeth II and King Charles III.

Lee Whitworth.

A board of remembrance has been created by the students in all year groups.

Teachers and children expressed their sadness and respect, as they returned to their school day, after what was a touching time spent together.

Staff across the Federation spoke of the children’s resilience, expressions of respect and national pride throughout the days after the death of the Queen.


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  1. It was heartbreaking today, driving through Catterick Garrison, only one Union Jack at half mast, outside the RMP building, the Command training centre, in the old Sandes soldiers home, a bare flagpole, the only real recognition of the Queens passing were the flags at half mast at the car wash by Aldi, the Garrison Commander and Garrison Sgt Major should hang their heads in shame.

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