A Right Royal Celebration
The Queen’s Jubilee was celebrated by both Hazelwood School and The Larks Nursery in triumphant and technicolour style. Both sites were awash with red, white and blue as the children, from 3 months to 13 years, enjoyed a traditional street party complete with entertainment and a Punch and Judy show. The older children had been busy making jubilee bunting and umbrellas which festooned the car park whilst the younger children had made and decorated special jubilee biscuits which they were all too eager to eat!
At Hazelwood the party got underway with the singing of a special Jubilee Anthem written and performed by Katrina Johnstone from Year 8. The Reigate festival winning wind band kept the party mood swinging before over 350 voices joined together for a rousing rendition of the National Anthem. After lunch the afternoon was spent playing traditional sports and games as the children competed in their houses for special Jubilee rewards!
At The Larks, whilst the children were being entertained, the staff carried all the tables, chairs and high chairs outside (keeping fingers crossed the rain would hold off) and got busy with the bunting. The babies joined the older children for a taste of their first, but maybe not their last, royal jubilee celebration!
Maxine Shaw, the Head of Hazelwood and The Larks was dressed head to toe for the occasion with the royal corgi keeping its cool beneath the shade of the regally decorated umbrellas. Three cheers for the Queen!