An eight-year-old boy from Pinner was overwhelmed with joy when a poem he wrote over lockdown for a school project received a response from The Queen.
Eden Edlin, who is a pupil at Holy Trinity CofE Primary School in Northwood, was inspired on his daily walks with his mother, Karen, to write his poem on how everyone will be able to be strong throughout lockdown to reach the end of the coronavirus pandemic.
He even wanted to send it to The Queen after he wrote it to see if he could give her hope during something even, she has never experienced before.
A few weeks later, Eden was overwhelmed to receive a letter from Windsor Castle, thanking him for his thoughtfulness.
Karen told PinnerNews: “During the first lockdown when we were home-schooling him, he received a project from the school to write a poem in the form of a tree. When we were out on our daily walks, all the trees in the forest inspired him to write about everything that they have seen, and it made him very interested in history.
“When the poem received a response from The Queen he was absolutely over the moon and really couldn’t believe it actually! It was amazing for him to get that sort of response.”
During lockdown, Eden was using lockdown to develop new skills and learn more about history. His mother told us how he was even researching things like the Holocaust and the Iraq War, which he included in his poem.
“He has made me extremely proud throughout the pandemic and never ceases to amaze me. He’s achieved so much and despite now being really happy to be back at school, he embraced new things and made the most out of it.”
The Queen’s letter, that Karen and Eden received in November, read: “Her Majesty was pleased to hear from you, and greatly appreciated your thoughtfulness in sending her these splendid verses.
“The Queen hopes you are keeping safe and well at this time and I am to thank you gain for writing as you did.”