Queen sends best wishes to pupils

Students at Field Lane Primary School, Rastrick, received a letter from the Queen in response to their concerns
Students at Field Lane Primary School, Rastrick, received a letter from the Queen in response to their concerns

A SCHOOL project has received the royal seal of approval.

Lady-in-Waiting, Mary Morrison, replied to letters and posters sent in by children from Field Lane Primary School, Rastrick, about improving global warming.

The letter reads: “The Queen wishes me to thank you for the letters which you have sent to Her Majesty.

“The Queen was interested to know that you have been learning to write persuasive letters, and thought it kind of you to tell her your concern about the problem of global warming.

“Her Majesty was pleased to hear how much you care about our planet and to see some of the posters you have designed.

“Although the Queen does not have time to reply personally to all the hundreds of people who write to her each day, she was very glad to hear from you and from your teacher, Miss Moore.

“Her Majesty sends you her good wishes and I hope you will understand that, because the Queen has received so many cards and letters in the past few months, it has not been possible to thank you for yours until now.”

The children had been learning about the Antartica and it was this project that sparked their concerns.

Some of the issues at the centre of their letters sent to the Queen were to stop people smoking and transport problems.

Pupil Amari David said: “It is important because I don’t want to die at an early age. I felt quite passionate about it which is why we found it easy to write the letters.”

Other students said they would be encoraging their families to help where they could. The pupils said they felt extremely proud about receiving the letter which coincided with their Diamond Jubilee project.

The letter was sent to the school and teacher Fiona Moore who said: “You always expect some kind of reply from them but it surprised me how they had obviously read them. There faces lit up when they got it and we made quite a big fuss about it. It was nice for them to get something like that.”