The Queen

RAF Akrotiri children pay tribute to Queen: You were a great boss for my mum and dad

Commemorations are happening all around the world in the lead-up to Her Majesty the Queen's state funeral.

This includes children and staff at Ministry of Defence (MOD) schools.

The children at Akrotiri Primary School in Cyprus observed a minute's silence followed by singing the national anthem at their final assembly before the Queen's funeral on Monday.

The assembly was also a chance for the pupils to showcase what they had learned about the Queen this week.

Nia, 10, told Forces News she felt "really sad" on hearing the news of the Queen's death.

She said: "She promised her country she'd be the best Queen she could be."

RAF Akrotiri Primary School pays tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Ben Turner, the headteacher of Akrotiri Primary School, says he "so proud" of how the children have handled recent events.

He said: "In Year 2, they'd written a book of condolence, and one of the comments was that they were really sad for the loss and 'you were a great boss for my mum and dad'.

"And for us, in a military environment, that's indeed how she's regarded, as everybody's boss", he added.

The school will be observing the bank holiday on Monday for the funeral.

Akrotiri Primary School's tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II CREDIT BFBS
The moving display honouring Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at RAF Akrotiri Primary School.

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