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ROYAL PARTY:  Luca Parlato and Charlotte Evans with the Queen. PHOTO: Mike Proudfoot MP120601 (22).

ROYAL PARTY: Luca Parlato and Charlotte Evans with the Queen. PHOTO: Mike Proudfoot MP120601 (22).

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SCHOOLS have been doing their bit to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

First to celebrate was St Thomas’s School, in Douglas.

Onchan School Jubilee Party.

Onchan School Jubilee Party.

Pupils held a talent show in St Thomas’s Church which saw children singing, dancing and playing a range of musical instruments.

A variety of games were played in the playground – including Pin the Tail on the Corgi and Pin the Crown on the Queen. Last week, pupils learned all about the Queen and the royal family.

Head teacher Clare Baker said: ‘It went very well. Both parents and children and enjoyed it.’

The following day Scoill Vallajeelt, in Meadow Crescent, Braddan, hosted a street party, played traditional games such as the coconut shy, and even sang the British national anthem.

Scooil Vallajeelt Jubilee Party''(back) Finn Shimmin (10)m Kian Glassey (10) & Luke Strickland-Morley (10)''(front) Conal Lowrie (10), Oliver Parkes (10), Lewis Pitts (9), Dan Sowerby (10) & Blae Cain (10)

Scooil Vallajeelt Jubilee Party''(back) Finn Shimmin (10)m Kian Glassey (10) & Luke Strickland-Morley (10)''(front) Conal Lowrie (10), Oliver Parkes (10), Lewis Pitts (9), Dan Sowerby (10) & Blae Cain (10)

Year six pupils (ages 10 and 11) delivered lessons to other classes, focusing on one of the six decades of the Queen’s reign to date.

Head teacher Adrian Shorthouse said: ‘We had a really good turnout from parents and grandparents so it was quite nice sharing the moment with them. The sun was glorious – it absolutely made it.’

He thanked staff for making the event such a success.

Onchan School’s jubilee party also took place on Friday with children wearing sparkly party clothes as well as red, white and blue clothing.

There was a street party in the playground and a range of games on the field. They included Corgi and Cats (Cat and Mouse) and King, King, Queen (Duck, Duck, Goose). Children also had to guess which teacher was pictured from different angles wearing a crown.

Teacher Mandy Gravestock said: ‘It was absolutely fantastic.’ She thanked the parents who helped – many provided food – for their support.

Other celebrations included a jubilee party for residents in Jurby parish hall – including singing, dancing and games. Ballaquayle Infants’ School, Douglas, and Manor Park School, Pulrose, held a picnic while Braddan School enjoyed a red, white and blue day.

Rushen School held a street party and pupils from St Mary’s School, in Douglas, enjoyed a jubilee lunch and craft workshops.

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