Pupils of The Queen’s Lower School were treated to a special Easter Service at the end of term.

The annual Daffodil Service saw the entire Lower School visit Chester Cathedral for hymns, poems, prayers and recitals.

Key Stage 1 girls, from as young as four, performed two beautiful Springtime songs in the Cathedral nave.

Key Stage 2 pupils performed the readings, sang, read the prayers and many also performed string, woodwind, brass and piano solos.

The climax of the morning was the Daffodil Procession in which every girl at Queen’s Lower School attached a daffodil to the cross in a symbolic gesture designed to signify rebirth.

Sadly the service is the last for canon Chris Humphries who has been a fixture at the event since he began working at the cathedral in 2005. He is leaving to become vicar of Whitegate and Little Budworth.

Lower school headmistress Felicity Taylor said: “The Daffodil Service is a wonderful way to celebrate Easter and springtime in general. The cathedral is such a special environment and our girls really rose to the occasion and shone!”