Students from schools across Ripon have sent messages of congratulations to the Queen on her Diamond Jubilee.
Children from primary and secondary schools across the city have added their names to cards to be sent to the Queen.
Some 2500 pupils from schools in Ripon have signed the cards, which will be delivered to Her Majesty by the Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire Lord Crathorne.
County CounBernard Bateman organised the greetings. He said: “Last week saw pupils of Ripon Grammar, Outwood Academy, St Wilfrid’s Catholic Primary, Holy Trinity CE Primary, Greystone Primary, Moorside Primary, Cathedral CE Primary and the Cathedral Choir School signing the Diamond Jubilee cards and the lovely comments and greetings added by those signing was a credit to the city” .
Ripon Grammar Head Master Martin Pearman said he was proud of the many greetings that his pupils added to their signings on the card, which showed the great affection the Queen is held in by our young people.
The cards will make their way to Buckingham Palace via Mayor of Ripon Coun Andrew Williams, who presented them to Freeman of the City, Michael Abrahams who in turn passed them on to Lord Crathorne for their onward journey to London and the Queen when he joins the Royal Celebrations on the Thames.