the queen's visit
Inspired by investigations into Wagga's history and an eyewitness account class 2S reenacted the Queen's visit
Saturday 13 February, 1954 (Wednesday 2 June, 2021) "I was sweating like a polar bear on the beach. I was pushing and shoving to see the Queen. She had an umbrella and wore only pink on that day. I had to block my ears when I was yelling "GOD SAVE THE QUEEN! My Mum decorated a cake. She put swirls of pink icing and pretty flowers on it. She dressed me in my best dress. I went there with my class and best friend Jasmine. I saw my Grandfather marching in the parade. There were songs and a little screen (TV screen where we could watch the Queen's visit). It was the best day of my life." Year 2 student, Matilda, reporter for 'My News - The School's Best News', wrote an eyewitness account of Queen Elizabeth's visit to Wagga in 1954! Inspired by 2S's investigations into Wagga's history and an eyewitness account from Mr David Morris, the College gardener, who was eight years old when he attended Queen Elizabeth's coronation parade in London in 1953, the class reenacted the Queen's visit and wrote a first hand account of a bystander at the parade. Mr Morris talked about how as a boy even though he was at the parade he couldn't see the Queen or the vehicles due to the crowds but he still remembers the noise and how he had to cover his ears while also madly waving the Union Jack. Once the parade had passed he then watched the coronation on a very small black and white television! The Queen who visited 2S this week got the fit of the giggles but was able to regain her composure for the official photographs.