To mark the Platinum Jubilee, we were honoured to welcome Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, to our special Jubilee picnic.
As the school gathered in the sunshine on the banks of the River Cherwell, the Princess and her husband, OD (1997), unveiled the Platinum Jubilee bee hive, which will house a new queen bee and her colony. The two youngest children in the Prep school presented the couple with Dragon honey, extracted by children during our Dragon Bees Quest activity. Chris Scott, our longest serving member of staff, also planted a hornbeam (Carpinus) tree as part of the Queen’s Canopy initiative.
Meanwhile, at the Pre-Prep our younger children enjoyed a morning of fun and games, and a spectacular picnic lunch outside in their red, white or blue outfits!
It was wonderful to be able to bring children and colleagues together for this memorable occasion and celebrate her Majesty the Queen’s remarkable service to this country.
The whole Prep gathers for the unveiling of the new Platinum Jubilee bee hive
The Band play the National Anthem
Ma Goldsmith addresses the school
Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice unveiling the Dragon Jubilee bee hive
The Platinum Jubilee Bee Hive
Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice addresses the school
Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice is given flowers by our two youngest Dragons at the Prep
Chris Scott, our longest serving member of staff, plants our tree.
Dragons waving the flag for Jubilee