It was with great sadness that we learnt of Queen Elizabeth II’s passing earlier this month. Following the news, Northampton High has spent the last two weeks commemorating the life of our noble Queen and her pioneering spirit.
The period of mourning commenced with pupils from Junior School and Senior School coming together in a special assembly dedicated to Her Majesty, where staff and students participated in a two-minute silence.
Queen Elizabeth II had a long relationship with the education sector, and the formal opening of our school serves as a key reminder of her dedication to public service. Many staff members and former Northampton High students have shared fond memories from the day Her Majesty opened our school buildings. Indeed, through her dignity and unswerving sense of duty, the Queen has set an extraordinary example to us all and we will forever be honoured by her visit.
In her memory, books of condolence were placed in the Junior and Senior School foyers, giving staff and students an opportunity to honour and remember Her Majesty with a personal message. The abundance of loving words that now fill these books are a reflection of how valued our gracious Queen was and how deeply saddened our school community is by her passing.
Her dedication and legacy will continue to be a source of inspiration to our students and women around the world.