Queen visits Lynn school with Royal link

The Queen will visit a school in King's Lynn tomorrow to commemorate its centenary and see how work is progressing on a £1.2m improvement scheme.King Edward VII School - affectionately known as Kes - was opened by King Edward VII in November 1906.

The Queen will visit a school in King's Lynn tomorrow to commemorate its centenary and see how work is progressing on a £1.2m improvement scheme.

King Edward VII School - affectionately known as Kes - was opened by King Edward VII in November 1906.

The King, Queen Alexandra and other members of the Royal Family travelling by carriage and motorcar from Sandringham.

Tomorrow The Queen will also travel the short distance from Sandringham, to unveil a plaque marking the school's centenary and the £1.2 million extension which includes a new maths block and offices.

Michael Douglass, Headteacher, King Edward VII High School, said: “It is a great privilege for the school to have a visit from Her Majesty, The Queen. We are all really honoured and it will be a lasting memory of many of the children at the school.

"It is fantastic that The Queen will visit the school to mark the conclusion to our centenary year. Her Majesty visited KES in its 50th Year and we are all delighted that she will be visiting us again.

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"The school's new building programme will greatly aid the environment of the school as we will be loosing old 4 mobile classrooms and gaining a new modern design permanent development. This will fit in with the Edwardian architecture of the main building and mean that our Mathematics department will be located in its own block”

See Thursday's EDP for full coverage of the Royal visit.