Red letter day for students

PUBLISHED: 10:07 23 November 2006 | UPDATED: 13:36 04 May 2010

Photo: HELEN DRAKE

Photo: HELEN DRAKE

TWELVE pupils from The King s School, Ely, performed a memorable show last Friday, and were admitted as King s or Queen s Scholars and presented with red gowns during a service in Ely Cathedral. The scholars are nominated for their academic achievement a

TWELVE pupils from The King's School, Ely, performed a memorable show last

Friday, and were admitted as King's or Queen's Scholars and presented with red gowns during a service in Ely Cathedral.

The scholars are nominated for their academic achievement at GCSE and become members of the Cathedral Foundation. They also qualify for other privileges during their sixth form years.

King's is one of the oldest schools in the UK, tracing its history back more than 1,000 years and was granted its first royal charter in 1541 by King Henry VIII. At the same time he established King's Scholars.

In 1970, the school admitted girls for the first time, and three years later the King's Scholars were joined by Queen's Scholars at the request of Queen Elizabeth II when she toured the school during a visit to Ely.

The scholars are: Rosie Cross, Joanna Davison, Sarah Deamer, Rebecca East, Leo Ewbank, Elina Grinchenko, Helena Lendrum, Beau Lowhon, Duncan Muil, Emily Murray, Tessa Pearson and Sam Yip.

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