FLASH Primary School may be small - but it’s certainly got the royal seal of approval.
The school, which has just seven pupils, was the first to respond to an invitation to light a beacon for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations this summer. And last Monday, the youngsters donned royal regalia to welcome the beacon to school, along with beacon sponsors Sainsbury’s and Bruno Peek OBE MVO, Pageant Master for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Mr Peek said: “Flash were the first to come on board and I am delighted that they are a school especially of this age because I know the Queen was very keen to involve young people in the Diamond Jubilee.
“I can’t think of a better place to start with the celebrations than this school especially as it is the highest school in Great Britain with only seven pupils.”
And asked how important the involvement of a small village like Flash is in the celebrations, he said: “I think it’s very important because it is very much about bringing the communities of the UK together in one celebration.”
Mark Rigby, Sainsbury’s Director of Corporate Affairs, added: “We are the sponsors of the beacons and we’re delighted to be so particularly because the beacons give everyone a chance to get involved in the celebrations.”
The beacon will be lit on Oliver Hill on the morning of June 4.