Wakefield Grammar Pupil Enjoys Afternoon Tea With The Queen
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Wakefield Grammar Pupil Enjoys Afternoon Tea With The Queen

Wakefield Grammar Pre-Preparatory School pupil and Deputy Head Girl, Lucy Rochford, made the final of the BBC 500 Words competition. To mark her achievement, she was invited for an afternoon tea with the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

Mrs Rochford, Lucy and Faye outside Buckingham Palace

Mrs Rochford, Lucy and Faye outside Buckingham Palace

Queen Camilla spoke to Lucy and her family about her story. She also had the chance to meet other young authors like herself at the event, as well as celebrities including Sir Lenny Henry, Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Bonneville.

As Deputy Head Girl, Lucy will give a speech to a large audience on Speech Day in July. 

Head teacher at Wakefield Grammar Pre-Preparatory School, Emma Gill, commented: ‘For Lucy’s story to be shortlisted, out of the thousands of entries, we are beyond proud of her and I am sure she will continue to excel as she continues her journey through Wakefield Grammar School Foundation.’

Lucy’s mum said: ‘Mrs Gill and all the staff have been incredibly kind and helpful to us and our two girls. The school is a fantastic, nurturing and inspiring place. My husband and I are convinced Lucy wouldn’t be where she is now without all the support she’s been given by the pre-prep.’

You can read Lucy’s story here.