Week of celebrations at Orchards School, Wisbech, for the Diamond Jubilee

ORCHARDS Primary School, Wisbech, held a week of activities to mark the Diamond Jubilee.

Celebrations began with a school maths quiz and literacy work based on Nicholas Allan’s The Queen’s Knickers. Staff also staged discos on Tuesday last week, raising �200.

Last Wednesday the School was awash with kings, queens and crowns with everyone dressing up in anticipation of the afternoon street party.

Every child attended the party on the playground, which began with the National Anthem played by the recorders group and three cheers to the Queen. Prizes given to the best King and Queen in each class.

Year 6 pupils visited the Oasis Centre last Thursday where they served cakes and tea at the day centre, before an evening bingo organised by teaching assistants raised �881.86.

Pupils ended their celebrations on Friday by dressing up in 1950s style and receiving a commemorative mug. Each class also contributed an item for a time capsule which was buried under a newly-planted tree on the field.

Money raised at the disco and bingo will go towards visits to Sandringham, planned for July.