Queen opens Essex academy

The Queen toured the new £250 million Drapers Academy in Romford today, to mark its official opening.

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Year 10 students showed the Queen their science projects, as she toured the new Drapers Academy in Essex today.

The Queen toured the science department. Credit: Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA Wire
Pupils talked to the royal visitor about their experiments. Credit: Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA Wire
The arts department also performed a scene from The Little Shop of Horrors. Credit: Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA Wire
The Queen sported a hat adorned with felt flowers. Credit: Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA Wire

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Pictures: The Queen opens Essex academy

The Queen has officially opened a new school in Essex today.

She toured the £250 million site of the Drapers Academy in Romford, which staff and students moved into last month.

The royal visit marked the official opening of the new academy. Credit: Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA Wire
Staff and students moved into the new £25m site in Harold Hill, near Romford in Essex, last month. Credit: Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA Wire
The Queen wore a peach-coloured coat and hat. Credit: Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA Wire
The Queen toured the academy's different subject departments. Credit: Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA Wire
The Queen is a Freeman of the Drapers Company. Credit: Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA Wire