Pupils at Brookhill Leys Primary School in Eastwood were over the moon when they received two very special pieces of mail through the post this week.
Eight-year-old Amy-Jo Bark received a letter from the Queen, and a class in year five received a letter and gifts from a man in New Zealand who had read their blog on Remembrance Day.
Amy had sent the Queen a portrait picture of her she had drawn to congratulate her on her Diamond Jubilee, and this week she received a letter of thanks back in the post.
Office manager Tina said: “She was thrilled. Her drawing had been picked as the best one in school and had been sent off to Buckingham Palace. She was over the moon it had been recognised.”
The Armadillos class received a letter, a book, a coin and two badges from a man in New Zealand who had read their blog about Remembrance Day.
Rob Marnell told the kids in his letter he was ‘so impressed’ with standard of writing and feelings expressed in the blog he felt compelled to write.
He said: “I was so impressed I decided to send you a small Aussie souvenir or two.”
He sent them a book called Australia at War, a poppy badge from his home town, a legacy badge and a 50 cent coin with the Australian Coat of Arms on it.
The Armiadillo class teacher Mike Bradley said: “They were over the moon.
“It’s something they didn’t expect.
“Our topic at the moment is World War Two so we’re linking it in with that, looking at them in terms if Remembrance and we have written to him thanking him.”
To read the blog visit www.brookhillleys.com.