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Beauchamp pupils welcome Lord Lieutenant who presents arts awards

Lord Lieutenant Helen Nellis at Beauchamp Middle School, Bedford.

Lord Lieutenant Helen Nellis at Beauchamp Middle School, Bedford.

Pupils at Beauchamp Middle School in Bedford welcomed a very special visitor before they broke up for half term holidays.

Pupils greeted Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire, Helen Nellis, who presented four pupils with an Arts Award from the Trinity College London, when she visited on Friday, May 23.

Year 8 students Imogen Zuco, Rachel Hunt, Rhianna Maddock together with a former pupil Kezia Johnston, received their certificates following studying for the Arts Award at The Higgins.

A school spokeswoman said: “These awards are a great achievement.

“The pupils studied for this award as a result of being involved in the Fatal Attractions Exhibition which was displayed at The Higgins during 2013.

“The Lord-Lieutenant shared many captivating details about her role, how she was appointed by the Queen and even allowed pupils to view and hold the official scroll which documents her appointment – the pupils were impressed!

“Pupils asked many questions, even if the Lord-Lieutenant would be talking to the Queen about our wonderful school – she agreed!”

Joining the presentation were Susannah Oliver, learning and access officer and Jo Roberts, head of learning and access, from The Higgins, who organised the study of Arts Award.

 

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