On Monday 13th June, our school celebrated the Queen’s 90th birthday with a ‘Red, White and Blue’ day. The children came into school dressed in their patriotic colours and took part in lots of activities including making Union Jack flags and crowns as well as finding out lots of facts about the Queen. The classes voted for next year’s Minnie Vinnies, showing democracy at work, one of the British Values taught at our school.
At lunchtime the children enjoyed an indoor picnic with family members. The children were then treated to a surprise visit from an ice cream van and every pupil enjoyed a free ice cream paid for by the school’s PTA.
After lunch the children enjoyed a special workshop from The New Forest Education Service who told us how we can protect the Queen’s parks and animals. The children listened carefully to facts about the plants and animals in the New Forest. All in all, the day was a very fitting way to celebrate our Monarch’s 90th birthday.