On the 15th June 2017 Mayflower Primary School was honoured with a visit from the Queen and Prince Philip. The Queen came because it was the centenary of one of the first bombs to hit London during the First World War. On June 13 1917, a daylight bomb from a German aircraft hit Upper North Street School in Poplar, killing a class of children most of whom were aged between four and six. The Queen and Duke attended a ceremony at the local church and then came to visit the school where she met every pupil. It was an honour to have had this opportunity to meet them.