PRIMARY schools throughout Carlisle have been reflecting on the Queen's life since the announcement of her passing. 

Children from all age groups have commemorated Queen Elizabeth II by getting involved in everything from prayer services, renditions of the national anthem, watching funeral processions, memorial art lessons and in one case, even leaving a card and bouquets of flowers outside Buckingham Palace in her memory. 

At Norman Street Primary school, staff and pupils attended a school assembly in the wake of the announcement, led by acting headteacher, Karen Hodges. 

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The school shared photos of the Queen's life from 1926 to present day. The children noticed how much things have changed over the Queen's long reign. Their chair of governors, Reverend Keith Teasdale, also shared some prayers with the children. 

Acting assistant headteacher, Rebecca Waters said: "We also decided to sing some of the Queen's favourite songs in our singing assembly on Tuesday. We had learnt many of these songs for our Jubilee celebration. Our favourite was 'The White Cliffs of Dover' and we sung this knowing that Her Majesty loved it too," she said. 

Over at St Margaret Mary's Primary School, the pupils marked the occasion with a week of memorial art lessons, in which children worked to depict the late Queen. Staff from the school also visited Buckingham Palace last weekend, to leave bouquets of flowers and a card from the children at the Palace. Books of condolence where also on-hand for the children and their families to sign.

News and Star: St Margaret Mary's pupils leave behind a message at Buckingham PalaceSt Margaret Mary's pupils leave behind a message at Buckingham Palace (Image: St Margaret Marys)

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At Kingmoor Junior School, on the day after the passing, all pupils and staff came together for a morning assembly lead by history co-ordinator Miss Bell. 

"After hearing the news on Thursday 8th, we as a school knew it was of great importance to mark the occasion of Her Majesty's passing.

News and Star: Kingmoor Primary School tributeKingmoor Primary School tribute (Image: Kingmoor)

"All children watched a Newsround clip which explained the events of the previous day, and all had an opportunity to ask questions. Throughout the following week, all children have been given the opportunity to either write a short message to the King offering their condolences or to draw/colour a picture. All of the work completed by the children will be posted to Buckingham Palace," they said. 

Headteacher, Mrs Stewart has also sent a card to His Majesty the King on behalf of the Kingmoor Junior School family with the youngest and oldest pupils in school signing on behalf of all pupils. 

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