Eastington Primary School – May Queen


Hello, my name is Gabbie Whitaker and I was voted as Eastington Primary School’s May Queen for 2018.

My journey began a few weeks before the ceremony. The day I wrote my speech I wrote about how much I wanted to be May Queen and how much it would mean to me and I think the other pupils understood where I was coming from and then all my friends and I had to wait a while to get the results.

After swimming, on the Thursday afternoon, I was so nervous about being the May Queen or not and as soon as I heard Mrs Mifflin say my name my heart was racing! All my friends came over to hug and congratulate me; I was extremely excited for the crowning day.

I was, and still am, so happy to be voted May Queen and glad to take on the responsibilities that the May Queen has to do. It is lovely knowing that I will be in the history of this village as the 2018 May Queen!

On the crowning day, I went up into the staff room to get ready. My mum and gran were there too, and my mum did my makeup and my nan was congratulating me. I then put on the dress and nervously waited to be taken round the playground. I was so chuffed in my lovely pink dress. Being crowned with a flower crown was the best moment of my life. I can’t wait to hear who the next May Queen will be! I love this village and school and I’m happy to say that key moment will stay with me for life. I would love to say a thank you to Miss Greening for crowning me, Ms Avastu for walking me round and all the teachers that were there to support me. I also want to thank Mr Dougan for taking my pictures and all my friends for being happy for me and being there for me. And thank you to all the adults and children for coming to see me, we all had a lovely day!

One of my jobs was to go to playgroup to say hello to everyone and to play with them. It was so much fun seeing all the little children and at the end they sang their leaving song, it was sweet and I got to play in the sand with them. I also read them a book and I played babies and ponies with them – it was so much fun! I also had to write this article that you’re reading now!
It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience and has given me some fabulous memories to take forward to secondary school.

Thank you for reading.

Gabbie Whitaker, year 6 Eastington Primary School.