Queen’s Jubilee

Pupils enjoy ‘extraordinary’ Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations

The Societas Trust pupils have enjoyed marking a major milestone by taking part in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Describing the festivities as ‘amazing’, ‘extraordinary’ and ‘spectacular’, pupils said that they will remember them for years to come.

Children across the Trust’s primary academies were involved in a wide range of creative, educational, sporting and social activities to mark the special occasion in style.

The Queen is the first British Monarch to have celebrated a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service with events taking place in May and June 2022.

At Alsagers Bank Primary, pupils enjoyed an outdoors Jubilee lunch as well as activities including archery, boxercise and a crossbar challenge.

All the children said what a fun day they had with their friends. Mr Powell commented on the “fantastic teamwork” that he saw.

Riley said that he loved the penalty shoot-out. Esmae gave the football nine-and-a-half out of ten. Harry and Emily said what fun they had.

Ash Green Primary organised an outdoor picnic lunch and a school fair with stalls and games including hook a duck, face painting and role a penny as well as an ice cream van.

The children took part in art activities, dancing and sang the national anthem.

Pupils Katie and Esme explained: “We had a really busy day. Lots of the teachers and parents got emotional because this was the first school gathering in a while. We were so proud of Ash Green for the amazing celebration we had for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.”

Carmountside Primary children held a special day of parades and street parties and decorated the school gates.

Pupils dressed up in a wide range of costumes representing each decade of the Queen’s reign and took part in history and art projects throughout the week.

Liberty said: “I loved the cupcakes and all of the decorations.” Kaleb added: “The bunting was great and the costumes were awesome.”

At Ellison Primary, pupils organised an after school street party and picnic and planted a tree at the end of the celebrations.

The dress code was based on selecting a fashion style from one of the decades of the Queen’s reign or wearing red, white and blue. One of the children commented: “All of the teachers dressed up too. It was so funny!”

“We have all been learning about the Queen. We can’t believe how old she is,” said another pupil. One of the children added: “I loved the picnic because we got to have lunch with our teachers.”

Gladstone Primary pupils enjoyed a tea party and creating Jubilee pictures and bunting.

They also played games based on the decades of the Queen’s reign including the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.

One pupil said: “I enjoyed celebrating the Jubilee and having a tea party with the crowns that we made.”

Another pupil added: “I really enjoyed the 90s music and playing on the Nintendo.”

At Goldenhill Primary, pupils held workshops celebrating different dance styles from the decades. Each class created a royal themed garden feature as part of a week of “spectacular celebrations”.

The school also organised a royal pudding competition where children demonstrated their talents by making cheesecakes, cookies and a triple layered bake.

Pupils jumped at the opportunity to soak headteacher Mr Martin who was placed in the stocks. Parents attended a fun filled afternoon of activities and a Jubilee barbecue.

Children at Summerbank Primary enjoyed a series of parties. They all designed and made a clay tile and a piece of bunting as well as a crown and received a cupcake to decorate.

Ismail said: “The party was my favourite bit of the celebrations, it was so much fun. Everyone enjoyed it and, at one point, lots of us made a train and we all danced together.”

As another pupil commented: “We had the most amazing Jubilee parties. It was truly extraordinary and an occasion we will all remember for years to come.” 

Story credits: With thanks to all of the roving reporters at Alsagers Bank Primary (Miles and Freya); Ash Green Primary (Katie and Esme); Carmountside Primary (Poppy and Oscar); Ellison Primary (Sophie and Tyler); Gladstone Primary (Lucy and Dalton); Goldenhill Primary (Matilda and Caleb) and Summerbank Primary (Khalissa and Liam). Thanks also to all the staff and parents involved, and to our media consultant, Mary Hampshire.