ISS pays respect to HM Queen Elizabeth II

‘I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong’ – Queen Elizabeth II

 

On Tuesday September 13, 2022, a group of International School students visited the British high commission to sign the book of condolences in commemoration of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

 

Students were accompanied by the chairperson of the Board of Governors, Priscille Chetty, Principal Elodie Vallantine and KS3 Phase Leader and History Teacher Edward Howat.

 

The students took some time to reflect on the message they wished to convey to the Royal Family in their time of mourning. The students, whether British nationals or living in Seychelles as a Commonwealth country, felt sadness on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

 

The students had a chance to have a chat with the British high commissioner, Patrick Lynch, about the death of the sovereign Queen Elizabeth II, but also about British life and the role of the high commission in Seychelles.

 

On Monday September 19, 2022, in various lessons aspects of the reign of the Queen Mother were covered. Age appropriate assemblies by Key Stage were held from Early Childhood to Sixth form, explaining the impact of Queen Elizabeth II in today’s world and the legacy she leaves behind. A number of students and staff also watched the funeral in the afternoon.

 

Mrs Vallantine said: “As a school offering a British education, it is important for our community to pay their respects to HM Queen Elizabeth II. Her 70-year-reign inspired many and we admire her achievements and legacy.”

 

 

 

Source: Seychelles Nation

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