moment for school secretary as she receives MBE from Queen
former school secretary from Highbridge has this week received
her MBE award during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
Hughes, who was secretary of Beechfield Infant School in Highbridge,
was chosen earlier this year
for her services to education.
worked at the school for more than 30 years, beginning as a teaching
assistant, and moving on to become clerk of the governors for
receiving her MBE from the Queen at Buckingham Palace, she told
Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It was an amazing experience for both
myself and my family."
Investiture was held in the Palace's Ballroom, an extremely beautiful
room with marvellous decoration and artwork."
Majesty was most charming and asked what position I had held at
the school, to which I replied that I was the School Secretary
and had been at Beechfield School for over 30 years."
congratulated me and said she felt the education of the very young
to be extremely important."
MBE was awarded to Elizabeth following a nomination from the school's
headteacher and governors.
is pictured holding her award on the steps of Buckingham Palace