Today, in order to mark the momentous Platinum Jubilee celebration for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, King’s St. Alban’s were in the mood to celebrate this wonderful landmark, albeit slightly early as the date is during half term!
The day began with our Celebration Assembly, where our Headmaster, Mr Chapman spoke to the whole school about the Queen’s reign. The assembly concluded with a roaring three cheers for the Queen.
At lunchtime, the sun shone as the whole school gathered together on The Quad. The Quad was awash with children in brightly coloured crowns and Union Flags were waved enthusiastically. Rory (Year 5) played a fanfare he had composed himself as part of GYM homework, on the piano. Rory then led the whole school in a uplifting rendition of the National Anthem, with which everyone joined in. The children then sat in their house groups: Armstrong, Bailey, Thomas and Wilson. It was then time for a picnic lunch. The children were lucky enough to have their own sandwich box full of tasty treats, provided by the school’s new caterers, Thomas Franks. In addition, there were plates of delicious scones to finish. There was music playing throughout lunch and there was a party atmosphere everywhere you went.
Once everyone had finished, Mr Chapman, assisted by three children, planted a tree to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee. These lucky children had been chosen at random during celebration assembly this morning. Each child had been given a number at random and Mr Chapman used his calculator to select 3 numbers; the children chosen were Julietta, Monty and Isy. They helped to plant the tree which will grow to provide shade for future generations of King’s St Alban’s pupils. The children then played together in their Houses, and as always it was wonderful to see the whole school playing together. The sun shone throughout and it was a lovely way to mark this special day.