CHILDREN have been paying tribute to the Queen as schools open condolence books.

Pupils at Bexton Primary School have written their own personal messages and memories.

One year 6 girl said: “I remember seeing you when I was little.

“The Queen will always be in my heart.”

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A boy said: “Thank you for reigning for 70 years and looking after our country.”

A girl added: “I will never forget you and am sad that you’re gone.”

Knutsford Guardian: Children pay tribute to the Queen in a condolence book Picture:Bexton Primary SchoolChildren pay tribute to the Queen in a condolence book Picture:Bexton Primary School (Image: Bexton Primary School)

A year 6 pupil sent this message to the new King: “Queen Elizabeth II was a very inspirational person and I am very sorry for your loss.

“I send you my sympathy and wish you the best of luck being King.”

A special assembly was held on Friday as pupils, teachers and support staff came together to mark the death of Her Majesty.

Headteacher Emily Armstrong said: “We considered her long reign, her dedicated, committed service as Queen and her role within the royal family, before holding a minute’s silence and a moment of reflection at the start of the national period of mourning.”

Some of the pupils will be interviewed by Geithin Jones from BBC’s Morning Live for a special programme on ‘Our Queen Remembered’.

Children will be making memorial wreaths and writing cards.

Pupils will also create marmalade sandwiches as they remember a TV sketch the Queen recorded with the iconic bear for her Platinum Jubilee celebrations.