Royal Oak planted at Upwell School as part of pupils’ Diamond Jubilee celebrations

CHILDREN at Upwell Primary School were dressed in red, white and blue as they celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in style.

Patriotic youngsters took a break from their usual lessons to mark the historic anniversary with some games and activities.

The celebrations kicked off with the planting of a Royal Oak sapling in the school grounds before teams went head-to-head in an ‘It’s a knockout’ style game and an England themed quiz.

Lunch was served with sandwiches and Jubilee cupcakes before an indoor street party, presided over by Queen for the day Christina Giles and her consort Thomas Dewdney, took place in the hall.

After lunch pupils sang songs from the Commonwealth and were given a number of special souvenirs, including Diamond Jubilee medals, which were funded by parish councillors and presented by council chairman Prue Lester.

The Friends of the School donated Jubilee mugs and special souvenir pens, with a secret scroll inside containing information about the Queen and her reign, were also given the children.

Cllr Lester also donated a special album to the school for use as a ‘Celebrations’ book. The album will be used to record special events, sports triumphs, pupils’ achievements and celebrations.