PATRIOTIC pupils have been celebrating the ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ occasion of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Pupils at Avon Park School decorated the whole school for the occasion.
They learned about the history of The British Monarchy and planted a time capsule and a tree to mark the milestone.
They enjoyed a street party-themed lunch, with pupils running stalls selling products produced by the school’s Enterprise Education students.
A refreshments stall sold baked goodies made by students – including traditional Victoria sponges made by pupils who study food technology.
Later, pupils performed live music and took part in lawn games organised by the PE department.
Headteacher Robert James said: “The Jubilee is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for all of us. The whole school community has embraced the opportunity to take part in this momentous occasion. The children have worked very hard and are excited and proud to share the day with everyone.”
Teacher Sharon Palmer-Booth added: “Together staff and students have worked hard to put this all together and have a fabulous day to celebrate this historic event.”
Long Lawford Primary School marked the occasion by holding a History Week to look at the changes which have happened during The Queen’s 70-year reign.
Each year group focused on different aspects of society, such as transport, entertainment, sport, crime, technology and food.
All pupils were presented with a Jubilee gift from Long Lawford Parish Council, and took part in a sponsored 70s-themed event.
And they got dressed up in red, white and blue for a non-uniform day, while staff came to school as kings or queens.
Karen Jeskins, history co-ordinator at the school, said: “It’s been a great week. The children have really enjoyed learning all about The Queen and her family and the changes that have happened during her reign.”