Sunday was a proud day for ten-year-old Freddie Laws (above) when he was presented with a special award by the Queen at Sandringham House.
Freddie, from North Wootton, who is a pupil at Sandringham and West Newton Primary School, was the winner of the Queen’s Bible Prize, awarded for religious studies. The prize, signed by the Queen, was presented to him for his project, Jesus is the Light of the World.
Freddie was accompanied on his royal appointment following Sunday’s service at St Peter’s Church in Wolferton, by his parents, Mr and Mrs Ed and Marnie Laws and his headteacher, Mrs Alexis Brand.
Freddie said: “I was really nervous and excited when I met the Queen, but she was really friendly. She asked me about the project, about school and what I am good at. I said maths, and she said that if I work hard at maths I may get the Gold Medal when I am at King Edward VII School in Lynn.
“I told her I am secretary of the school council and that I help to look after the school hens.
“She talked to my mum and dad about their jobs and she said that she could hear the children at school in playtime.”
Picture by Alan Miller MLNF14AM01187