• Mr Selmes

Visit from the Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire



The pupils and staff of Weatherfield Academy were delighted to welcome the Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire, Mrs Helen Nellis on Tuesday 12th May 2022 to the Academy. Mrs Nellis was greeted by the Head Teacher, Joe Selmes and representatives of the International Schools Group, who asked questions about the role of the Queen’s Representative.



The Lord-Lieutenant is Her Majesty’s representative in Bedfordshire and after a tour of the Academy, where all of the classes were visited, the Lord Lieutenant planted a Hazel tree as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy Initiative, with the help of pupils from the Academy, in commemoration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. This was followed by the official opening of a new 6th Form classroom.



The area where the trees have been planted will become part of a Jubilee garden area which will link to provide an outdoor area working beside the school farm at Weatherfield Academy.


Mrs Helen Nellis also met with the representatives of the Governing Body, Friends of Weatherfield and staff for refreshments provided by the Pupils and Friends of Weatherfield.


Speaking after the visit, the Lord-Lieutenant said:


“I was incredibly inspired by the amazing pupils I met at Weathefield Academy who are all striving to be the best person they can be - such an excellent lesson for us all.
They are encouraged and guided by dedicated and expert staff who are well supported by governors, friends, local businesses and the community. Well done Weatherfield; we can learn a lot from you!"