St George’s School, Ascot Light Beacon in Honour of HM The Queen
There was huge excitement and considerable pride amongst the pupils and staff at St George’s School, Ascot on Thursday, 21st April as they celebrated The Queens 90th Birthday with a spectacular beacon lighting ceremony.
The Queen, Accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall lit the Principal Beacon at Windsor Castle.
Joining over 1,000 others across the length and breadth of the country, St George’s staff, pupils, families and friends came together at 7.30pm to light their beacon in honour of HM The Queen. The Chapel Choir performed to an appreciative crowd, followed by readings composed by Year 8 pupil, Amy and Lower Sixth pupil, Bella whose work was chosen from a school-wide writing competition. The evening concluded with the whole school community singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to The Queen, before Mrs Owens lit the beacon.
Mrs Owens commented: “The lighting of beacons is a long and unbroken tradition in our country to celebrate royal jubilees, coronations and special birthdays. It has been an enormous privilege to be able to host this memorable community event here at St George’s in celebration of this important milestone in the Queen’s life”.