MADNESS and mayhem prevailed at Chester Queen’s School this week as sixth formers celebrated their last day at school.
The 17- and 18-year olds chose Alice in Wonderland as the theme for the day and invited younger students to a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party with homemade cakes.
Headmistress Catherine Buckley said: “I think some of the girls must have been up all night baking.
“They’ve all been very creative and staff had to walk through an enormous keyhole to get in to the staff room this morning.”
Pranks included a letter to parents from R L Astday announcing closure of the school due to an outbreak of swine flu. According to the letter, symptoms include rashers and scratchings and treatment is a liberal application of oinkment.
The sixth formers begin study leave this week before their A level examinations. After the exams, the 54-strong Year 13 group will head to university or take a gap year before taking up a place at university in September 2010.
Seven girls have been offered places at Oxford or Cambridge universities. Ten Queen’s girls have been offered places to study medicine and two plan to train as vets.