Nursery and Junior School Jubilee Picnic

The children from across the Nursery and Junior School thoroughly enjoyed their Jubilee Picnic today. The sun was out and the Quadrangle provided a wonderful setting in front of The Auld Hoose.

In the lead up to the event, each year group has been learning about Her Majesty The Queen through the decades and crafting their very own crowns. The Junior School Pipe Band and highland dancers kicked off the lunchtime celebrations with a fantastic performance to their peers. Leo (P4) shared his excitement ahead of attending Trooping the Colour at Buckingham Palace tomorrow with his Grandma. 

Pupils enjoyed listening and dancing to music, eating their lunch and playing with their friends in the sunshine. They even had a visit from special guest... Peli the Pelican!

Thank you to Mrs Geddes, P5G, operational teams and Inspire Catering for organising this special event.

Combined Cadet Force recognise the Queen's Reign

As part of the Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee, the CCF recognised the Queen's reign by gathering to form a 70 in front of the Auld Hoose. 

Former Highland Dance Captains perform at Windsor Castle

Congratulations to former pupils and Highland Dance Captain’s Erin Strachan, Class of ‘20 and Veronica Duthie, Class of ‘17 who were part of a team of 50 Highland Dancers who performed at Windsor Castle on May 15th at an event to mark Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebration.

Erin, who is in her 2nd year at the University of Aberdeen studying Law, commented: “It was an honour to be invited to perform with the Tattoo Dance Company for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration - a once in a lifetime opportunity! I had an amazing time making memories that will last forever!”

Veronica who is a trainee solicitor at Peterkins said: "It was a privilege to have been invited to perform at such a prestigious event to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. I am so grateful for the opportunities that have been presented to us through Highland Dancing and that we were able to showcase our sport in such a way."

RGC Pipe Band Pipe Up the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Beacon at Dunnottar Castle

Our Pipe Band and Highland Dancers were honoured to be part of this special beacon event for Her Majesty, The Queen’s 70th year as our Monarch and Head of the Commonwealth on her Platinum Jubilee. The Beacon was one of thousands being lit in the UK and the Commonwealth, and formed part of the official programme announced by Buckingham Palace for the Jubilee Weekend.

The Lord-Lieutenant for Kincardineshire, Mr Alastair Mcphie, lit the Beacon at 9.45pm following a stirring rendition of a specially commissioned Jubilee bagpipe tune called Diu Regnare (Latin for 'Long to reign') composed by Pipe Major Stuart Liddell. This tune was composed specifically for the platinum anniversary of the coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 2, on June 2, 1952.