Lubavitch Junior Girls School

HM Queen Elizabeth II

Dear Parents,


I write this with the background of the sound of happy children playing in the playground during lunchtime;  it’s a great sound that reflects our children’s normal, appropriate state of mind, health and body BH.


We have all been touched this week with the news of the passing of our great Queen Elizabeth 2nd.  Pupils from Year 2 upwards attended a special assembly last Friday where they not only heard about the Queen and how significant her life – and now her death – means to us, but we also said a Kapital Tehillim relevant to us being a nation amongst other nations.


Next week we will be starting a whole school project remembering the life and times of Queen Elizabeth 2nd by creating a timeline of her life in the corridors.  Each class will take 2 decades of her life and research what was happening during that time in both the Jewish world and the wider world.  This will be an important exercise in learning about the Queen, history, sequence, timelines and how our worlds interconnects with the wider world.  Of course, all activities will be age appropriate.


In addition, the Lubavitch Trust will be compiling a “Book of Condolence” to send to the Royal Family.  We are inviting all LMST stakeholders, pupils, staff, trustees, Vaad Hachinuch and parents  to send in a letter of condolence to the Royal family.  It is an important learning opportunity for the children to know how important it is to reach out to any person who has touched their lives, however distant, and offer support in a difficult time;  pupils will be reciving guidance from their teachers with this task.   We also welcome letters from you which we will include in our submission;  the deadline is Tuesday 20th September at 4pm.


As a mark of respect to our Malchus Shel Chessed, school will not be open on Monday 19th September;  we will, of course, reopen as usual on Tuesday morning.

Mrs J Nemeth