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Gladstone's Visit to Buckingham Palace

On the 18th of November 2013 11 pupils and 3 staff were honoured to attend a Royal Reception at Buckingham Palace to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Dr Who.


Unfotunately, cameras were not permitted inside the palace. 


All children had taken part in a Dr Who themed competition at school.  Very well done to Emily who was overall winner of the art competition.  She was fortunate enough to have her art work mounted on a canvas and signed by all of the Doctors.  Emily also individually met the Countess of Wessex to discuss her winning entry executing a perfect curtsy under extreme pressure !  All of the children had an opportunity to speak with the Countess and to mingle with famous actors & actresses.


It was a very memorable day for all involved.  The children were a real credit to Gladstone and their parents.

The gates are opened for Gladstone
Royal Sandwiches
Inside The Bow Room
The winning entry
An inside view of the changing of the guard
Approaching the Palace
BBC passes
Catherine Tate
Dalek !
The Tardis
Emily's painting in the background (left)
Emily wins the competition
Famous guests
Famous guests arrive in Mercedes and Range Rovers
Gladstone in the background
Just off the bus. Look at those excited faces !
Mrs Brereton waving regally
Our luxury coach in the inner court yard
Our coach
People peering at our bus wondering if we were fam
Royal refreshments
Royal taps
The Doctors & The Countess of Wessex
The grand entrance in the inner court yard
The Palace from inside the famous railings
The police directing our coach
The Royal toilets
The Tardis in the Palace gardens
The way in
The way to the toilet !
Waiting for the gates to open for us
Waiting to enter the palace
We still can't believe we are here
Writers and BBC executives arrive