A school project inspired by the gardens on the Sandringham Estate won 11-year-old Clara Moreland a prize from the Queen.
Clara is a pupil at Sandringham and West Newton Primary School and completed the project following a school trip walking around the estate’s gardens with head gardener Martin Woods and Reverend Canon Jonathon Riviere, rector of St Mary Magdalene Church.
Headteacher Jane Gardener said: “On the walk we learnt about the environment in the park and gave thanks for the wonderful area we live in.
“Clara was inspired by that and did some writing and some beautiful water colour paintings of some of the flowers and plants she had seen. It was a really beautiful project.”
Clara, along with her parents Ian and Ami Moreland and Mrs Gardener, met the Queen in her private library at Sandringham House where Her Majesty presented Clara with a signed Bible. Mrs Gardener said: “In those settings the Queen is so wonderful at putting people at their ease.
“Clara was very excited. It is something she will never forget.”