West Norfolk schools’ parties are fit for the Queen

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The flags have been flying at schools across West Norfolk as pupils joined in the celebrations marking the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Parties and fetes were held at several schools across the borough, while others presented mementoes to their youngsters to commemorate the occasion.

Pupils at Terrington St Clement Community School,  flying kites to celebrate the HM Queen's 90th Birthday.
Pupils from Orange and Lemon Class Nursery & Reception, ready to start. ANL-160906-183256009

Pupils at Terrington St Clement Community School, flying kites to celebrate the HM Queen's 90th Birthday. Pupils from Orange and Lemon Class Nursery & Reception, ready to start. ANL-160906-183256009

However, one school decided to take their celebrations to the Queen, or at least to her estate.

The 75 students of the Southery Academy visited Sandringham on Friday to deliver their handmade birthday cards both for the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, who celebrated his 95th birthday that day.

They then enjoyed a walk on the estate’s woodland trail before tucking into a picnic fit for a queen, including jam tarts and corgi-shaped biscuits.

Principal Julian Goodrum said: “It is important to give them experiences like this and memories for the future.

The Bishop of El;y visits Marshland St James Primary School for Royal Day. Pictured Bishop Of Ely  Stephen Conway. with children from reception class to Year six. ANL-161006-141537009

The Bishop of El;y visits Marshland St James Primary School for Royal Day. Pictured Bishop Of Ely Stephen Conway. with children from reception class to Year six. ANL-161006-141537009

“Attending Sandringham during the week of the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations will hopefully be a memory for these young people to cherish.

“It seemed a natural choice to visit Sandringham and has been a great day out for all.”

Others held their celebration events at their schools, though the Queen, or at least a cardboard cutout, did put in an appearance at the Howard Junior School party in Lynn.

Each of the school’s 205 pupils were presented with a commemorative gold coin.

Queen Birthday Picnic at Howard Infant and Nusery School King's Lynn. ANL-161006-141336009

Queen Birthday Picnic at Howard Infant and Nusery School King's Lynn. ANL-161006-141336009

And headteacher Gregory Hill said: “It was a very special party which our pupils greatly enjoyed.”

There was also a party at the Howard Infant School, where pupils and parents alike were invited to enjoy a celebratory picnic and games.

Meanwhile, children at Docking Primary also received commemorative coins in a presentation made by the village’s parish council chairman, John Wroth, and councillor Sandra Edge.

Elsewhere, a special guest joined the children at Marshland St James Primary for their royal day.

DOCKING SCHOOL QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY
 
Docking parish council chairman, John Wroth, and councillor, Sandra Edge, with the pupils who accepted the commemorative medals on behalf of their classes.   From left - Alice Aldis, Summer Neave, Connor Edge, Connor Lee and Fletcher Kellingray ANL-161206-212124001

DOCKING SCHOOL QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY Docking parish council chairman, John Wroth, and councillor, Sandra Edge, with the pupils who accepted the commemorative medals on behalf of their classes. From left - Alice Aldis, Summer Neave, Connor Edge, Connor Lee and Fletcher Kellingray ANL-161206-212124001

The Bishop of Ely, the Rt Rev Stephen Conway, met youngsters and staff during their celebrations on Friday.

The festivities also had a fundraising theme at Snettisham Primary, where a fete, organised by the school’s PTA, was held on Friday afternoon for school funds. The total raised is not yet known.

Meanwhile, dancing was on the agenda for youngsters at Great Massingham CE Primary, as they learnt some of the routines that have been popular throughout the Queen’s life.

They also designed and made their own crowns before enjoying a street party lunch.

And it wasn’t just the flags that were flying at the Terrington St Clement Community School, where youngsters took part in an afternoon of kite flying on Thursday afternoon.

SNETTISHAM PRIMARY SCHOOL: QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY
Pupils representing each class at Snettisham Primary School celebrate the Queen's birthday ANL-161206-212559001

SNETTISHAM PRIMARY SCHOOL: QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY Pupils representing each class at Snettisham Primary School celebrate the Queen's birthday ANL-161206-212559001

Queen Birthday Picnic at Howard Infant and Nusery School King's Lynn. Pictured Head Teacher. Anne De-Ath. ANL-161006-141325009

Queen Birthday Picnic at Howard Infant and Nusery School King's Lynn. Pictured Head Teacher. Anne De-Ath. ANL-161006-141325009

Queen Birthday Picnic at Howard Infant and Nusery School King's Lynn.Pictured Teacher. Gavin Rayner. ANL-161006-141453009

Queen Birthday Picnic at Howard Infant and Nusery School King's Lynn.Pictured Teacher. Gavin Rayner. ANL-161006-141453009