Morden Primary visits the Queen at Haig Homes
Peta Blow, head teacher of Morden Primary School tells YMT about their visit:
On Friday 11 October Queen Elizabeth II officially opened 68 new houses on the Haig Housing Estate. Haig Housing is for ex-military personnel and their families. Some of the houses line Queen Elizabeth Terrace. It was the first day for the Queen to resume official duties after returning from holiday at Balmoral. The Queen has been the Patron of Haig Housing since 1952.
Naomi, a Y2 child at Morden primary, was invited with her family to present the Queen with a bouquet of flowers.
Children of Morden primary then lined the route for Her Majesty to sign some official photographs. She spoke with many of the children who were absolutely thrilled that she took their bouquets of flowers personally from them!
Queen Elizabeth then revealed the plaque that officially opened the new houses – to the delight of the children. Two Morden children shouted, “You’re the best Queen ever” resulting in her Majesty chuckling in delight. This was captured by the media and the Sun Newspaper started a survey, “Is the Queen the best monarch ever.”
It was a day that will live in the memories of all involved forever and we are thankful to Lisa and Julie at Haig Homes for involving our school in this momentous occasion.