Shenton Primary School

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School Closure Royal Funeral

Dear Parents,


Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the school will be closed on Monday 19th September 2022, the day of her funeral.

We are marking a moment in history, Queen Elizabeth II was the longest, ever, reigning monarch of the United Kingdom, beating the previous record held by Queen Victoria. Just as we remember where we were when other significant events in recent times have taken place, so this will be one we hope the children will remember. We will not see another Queen in our life times as the succession of the crown passes to King Charles III, and then William. There will be plenty of coverage on the television, and there are lots of interesting articles online about the monarchy and the ceremonies being observed, many of which go back hundreds of years.

Elizabeth II was also a daughter, a sister, a mother, an auntie, a grandma and a great grandma, as well as having many other roles. Throughout her life she has faced many challenges, and it is this that we can all relate to. All of us have faced loss in our lives, and I hope that this is a day when we can take some time to celebrate those positive people who have influenced our lives in the past, but are no longer here with us.


With regards,

Ms Gita