Monty Hogg, a year one pupil at Kirkoswald CE School, had a lovely surprise when a letter arrived at his house in Lazonby in response to a card he had sent to the Queen.
It was during time at the Kirkoswald after school club that Monty took it upon himself to make the card, which included a picture of a castle and a message inside saying he hoped the Queen was well and having a great day.
Sarah Hulyer, after school club leader, said: “Monty wanted to spread some kindness as we had been looking at kindness as a result of a workshop by the 52 Lives charity and our Class 2 had led a fundraiser with a focus on kindness.
“He asked if he could send a card to the Queen in response to the work we had been doing in school.”
The letter he was delighted to receive in response came from the Queen’s Windsor Castle home and thanked Monty for his card, saying Her Majesty was grateful to receive such a kind message of support.
Kirkoswald School headteacher Greta Ellis added: “Monty was thrilled to receive the letter and brought it in to school to show his classmates.
“It is so refreshing that young children see the Queen as a person, just like everyone else, particularly in these very challenging times for our country.”