On Monday 21st October, we were honoured to receive a special visit from Sergeant Major Lochrie and Sergeant Turner.
Immaculately dressed, complete with their red tunics and famous bearskins, the children (and staff) were fascinated listening to their many stories of life as a Queen’s Guard.
More usually seen in front of Buckingham Palace (and other locations in London as well as Windsor Castle), the Queen’s Guards are members of the Household Division who have guarded the Sovereign and the Royal Palaces since 1660. As well as upholding the traditions of the past through their ceremonial duties, the Guardsmen also carry out operational duties in the UK and throughout the world as professional soldiers.
Sergeant Major Lochrie kept all the students and teachers entertained for over half an hour with interesting facts about the history of their uniform, the famous people they have met and the special events they have taken part in from the ‘Royal Wedding’ to the ‘Changing of the Guards’.
It was certainly a morning to remember.
Assistant Principal, Pastoral - Primary Campus