Editorial – 17.11.2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

The absence of the Queen at this year’s Remembrance Sunday event hit all of the headlines earlier this week. At the age of 95, it is incredible that is her temporary absence from royal duties that is causing comment rather than the fact that she is still committed to carrying them out.

G-d willing, the country and indeed the wider world will celebrate her Platinum Jubilee to commemorate the 70th anniversary of her accession later this year; it will be the first time any British monarch has celebrated a platinum jubilee.

To celebrate the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, we are encouraging all students to create short videos of no more than two minutes, artworks, articles or events to encapsulate and celebrate aspects of it.

Students can work on their entries individually or in groups. There will be prizes for the winning entries and a montage of the best entries will be displayed on the school’s website and around the two schools. Please encourage your children to enter this competition. All entries should be handed in to Mrs Fine at the Boys’ School and Mrs Palmer at the Girls’ School by 6th February 2022 (the date the Queen ascended the throne in 1952). Entries should be clearly labelled with the student(s) names and year groups on them.

Best wishes,

Mr A McClusky
CEO, Hasmonean MAT