A* Springwood student gets the Royal treatment at Sandringham Sunday service

Darion Mayes with the HM Queen Prize''(former Springwood Pupil)
Darion Mayes with the HM Queen Prize''(former Springwood Pupil)

The Queen presented an oustanding mathematician from Springwood High School with a special award for achieving four A* grades in maths, further maths, additional further maths and physics.

Darion Mayes, 18, of Fairstead, Lynn, was presented with a signed Complete Works of Shakespeare during a service at the Church of St Mary Magdalene, on the Sandringham Estate, on Sunday.

The teenager achieved the third highest grade in the country, and now studies maths at Cambridge.

Hundreds gathered outside the church, but children were seen leaving the grounds still clutching bouquets after the Queen was unable to collect the flowers for the second Sunday in a row.

A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: “The Queen is always grateful for flowers and did collect them on Christmas Day, but is unable to accept them on every occasion.

“There had been rumours that the Queen had been late for lunch on Christmas Day and that this was why she was not collecting flowers, but this is not true.” See page 34 for more on Springwood High School students.