Pupils at Knightsbridge School have worked together to create a film to celebrate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee.
The film, which the children helped conceive, direct and starred in, sees more than 400 staff, pupils and parents gathered in St Columba’s Church opposite the school to sing God Save the Queen to commemorate the historic Platinum Jubilee.
As well as singing the national anthem, pupils, staff and parents created a ‘human chain’ to deliver a large present, wrapped in Union Jack wrapping paper, to Buckingham Palace, via many iconic London landmarks on the way.
Knightsbridge School (KS) is just a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace. In the film, the present is passed from pupil to pupil from its start in Pont Street, past Harrods, Hyde Park, The Queen Mother’s Gate, Royal Horse Guards Parade to Green Park and the gates of Buckingham Palace. There are some Boris bikes along the way and KS pupils even roped a few police officers into their film!
The filming of the Platinum Jubilee piece was a hit for both pupils, parents and teachers of Knightsbridge School.
“I enjoyed the filming, and it was great to see the mounted Queen’s Guards. Her Majesty has helped lead our country for 70 years. Young people can learn a lot from her and be inspired by her reign as she started so young herself!” Leo, Sports Ambassador at Knightsbridge School.
“It was a very moving moment to see the nursery children singing their hearts out. One little one wanted to know if the Queen was coming to see them!” Gill Conlon, Head of the school’s nursery since it opened in 2006.
The idea for the film came from Magoo Giles, founder and principal of Knightsbridge School who wanted to pay tribute to Her Majesty. Giles was a Coldstream Guards Equerry to Her Majesty The Queen in the 1990s.
Giles hopes the film will help kick start the nation’s celebrations, remind the school community of the Queen’s incredible achievements and hopefully “pop a smile on Her Majesty’s face.”
“What an incredible achievement – Our Queen is an example to us all – role model, parent, grandparent and the favourite of the nation and the Commonwealth. Seventy years of duty, responsibility, tolerance, adaptability and continuity of self – how lucky are we to be able to watch ‘serve to lead’ in action!” Magoo Giles, Founder and Principal of Knightsbridge School.
Shona Colaço, Head of Knightsbridge School, believes that KS pupils and everyone involved in the film are lucky to be involved in the Platinum Jubilee, “I think it is a real privilege to be part of this extraordinary and wonderful moment in history – being able to celebrate the life of the Queen and her long service to this country as she becomes Britain’s longest serving monarch.
“We wanted to do something special for Her Majesty, to mark the date of her accession to the throne and show how much we appreciate her. Our KS staff, children and parents will be able to look back on the date and the film with pride, and perhaps a smile, in years to come.”
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