JUNE may be months away but for some children it’s not long before all their dreams come true.
Linlithgow and Linlithgow Bridge Gala Day will be on Saturday, June 22, and the lucky lady chosen to be Queen is Ruby Hudson of Linlithgow Primary, and her Chief Lady will be Zarina Mirza of Low Port Primary.
Ruby (11), pictured above left, a P7 pupil at Linlithgow Primary could hardly contain her delight this week.
She said: “I am so excited! We got home last Thursday to find someone from the Gala Day committee outside our house at Preston Court. They told my mum that I’d been picked for a role in the Gala Day and when mum asked what, they said the Queen, and she couldn’t believe it. She just stood there open mouthed! She told the lady she would have to ask me if I wanted to do it and I was so surprised, but I said yes!”
Linlithgow Primary held a special assembly on Friday to let everyone know the good news. Ruby has already started the hunt for the perfect dress.
She added: “We’ve started looking for a dress and have got one for next year, but we still need something for this year. I don’t know what I want to do with the house yet but my mum Jill is very artistic and she can make anything. We’re also planning a street party.”
Although they haven’t met yet, Ruby is sure to become good friends with her Chief Lady, Zarina Mirza of Royal Terrace.
Zarina (12) in P7 at Low Port Primary, was also surprised by a messenger at her door last week.
She said: “My mum forgot to tell me the draw was on, so they came to the door with the news. I felt pretty excited and happy about it.”
Zarina’s been told that her dress should be white with gloves, and she is already making plans for her arch with mum Jill, dad Max and younger brother Samuel (9).
She added: “We go to the Gala Day every year and my family are really happy about it, and the school as well.”