Students from St George’s School, Dersingham and KES, in King’s Lynn, are presented with prizes by the Queen at Sandringham

Two outstanding students met the Queen at Sandringham to be presented with special awards today.

Two outstanding students met the Queen at Sandringham to be presented with special awards today.

Luke Bolderstone, nine, won a bible signed by the Queen for having the best bible project at St George's CofE Junior School, Dersingham.

Luke, from Dersingham, said he was so excited at the thought of meeting the Queen he could barely sleep.

His mother Alison, who attended the presentation with Luke's father John, said he had been practising his bow ready for the occasion.

Thomas Clark, from South Wootton, was presented with a medal for achieving 4As and two A*s in his A-Levels at King Edward VII School last year.

Mr Clark, 19, who came to the presentation with his father Terry and his mother Louise, is now reading history at Peterhouse, Cambridge.

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Generations of monarchs have traditionally presented the award to the student with the best exam results at King Edward VII.

Earlier, the Queen attended Sunday service at Sandringham church.

Wearing a green hat and knee-length coat, she was accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh and guests including Lady Helen Taylor and her husband Timothy.

Prince Philip walked to and from the church from Sandringham House, smiling at well-wishers who greeted him as he left the service.

The Queen will be spending Accession Day - the 60th anniversary of the start of her reign - carrying out engagements in King's Lynn.

As yet the nature of the engagements on February 6 has not been announced, although one is understood to be at Lynn Town Hall.

On February 5, the Duke of Edinburgh will take the salute at a parade to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the King's Lynn branch of the Royal British Legion.

Legion members, standard bearers, ex-servicemen and women, and current members of the armed forces, led by the Minden Band of the Queens Division, will march through King's Lynn before the salure, in the Tuesday Market Place.

On February 3, the Queen will plant a tree at Sandringham House to commemorate her Diamond Jubilee.

She will be accompanied by the Princess Royal, who is patron of the Woodland Trust's Diamond Jubilee Woods project.

derails are also being finalised for a visit to RAF Marham during early February.

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