Having celebrated our own 70th anniversary on the 29th April and as we are on holiday on 3rd June, we are celebrating HM Queen's Platinum Jubilee in school on Friday 27th May. This is also the last day of our International Week and very appropriate for the Queen as head of the Commonwealth. We invite children to dress up for the day in the 1950s clothes they wore for our own birthday celebration and/or Red, White and Blue and/or the traditional national costume, of a country, especially of a Commonwealth, or former Commonwealth country. We will be celebrating with Great British Fish and Chips and Victoria Sponge and special activities in class and on the field. All children will be given a copy of a specially produced souvenir book "Queen Elizabeth: A Platinum Jubilee Celebration". We will be raising our Jubilee Union Flag and children have been making bunting.
The picture below is from the Coronation Party held here in 1953 (Princess Elizabeth became queen immediately her father King George died on February 6th 1952 but it took a long time to organize a coronation and it was thought right to have a period of mourning for the old king first).