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We were all deeply saddened to receive the news of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Sedbergh School has fond memories of welcoming Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh on 3rd May 1991.
The period of National Mourning across the country brought a somber and reflective mood throughout Sedbergh School. During those ten days, we held special events to commemorate the life of the Her Majesty. Every day, at 10:50, one of our musicians performed a lament. This started with Lower Sixth pupil Alex performing ‘Flowers of the Forest’ in front of the whole school on our Cloisters.
In the days following, hundreds of pupils and staff wrote their personal message in the Book of Condolence, which was located in the Reception of our Main School. The Book of Condolence was later joined by a breathtaking piece of commemorative artwork by Upper Sixth pupil, Jolly.
Following the funeral, pupils and staff returned to school and gathered for a special service in our Chapel, to celebrate and remember the life of HM The Queen.