Schools plan jubilee events

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PRIMARY schools will be doing their bit to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

They have planned a whole range of events taking place from May 31 to July 13 to mark the occasion.

First to celebrate is St Thomas’s School, Douglas, which will be holding a party on May 31, featuring a talent show.

The following day will see street parties, or street party-style parties, at Anagh Coar and Rushen Schools and Scoill Vallajeelt.

At Vallajeelt, they will be playing old-fashioned games and undertakng curriculum activities looking back over the last six decades.

Jurby School will be hosting a party for residents in the parish hall, including community singing, dancing and games.

Braddan School pupils will be dressing up in red, white and blue and enjoying a jubilee buffet lunch.

A St Mary’s School, Douglas, there will be themed craft workshops, a fund day and a jubilee lunch.

Onchan School will hold a jubilee party, while Ballaquayle Infants and Murray’s Road Junior schools will hold a picnic.

There will also be red, white and blue entertainment and activities, as well as a competition which will see children designing a logo for the new school uniform.

Auldyn School are having a Jubilee picnic at Milntwon on the afternoon of July 3rd.

Ballacloan Infants School in Douglas will host a street party on July 4. Pupils will wear clothes fit for meeting the Queen, or dressing up as kings and queens, while staff will wear red, white and blue.

There will also be a crown-making competition.

St John’s School will hold a celebration day that same day, ending with a visit from the ‘Queen’.

And Kewaigue School will hold a street party in the playground, with a best crown competition and a parade of royals.

Finally, Andreas and Bride schools will enjoy a day out in ‘royal Ramsey’ on July 13, with classes taking part in a range of activities.

The Queen acceded to the throne on February 6, 1952, and her coronation took place on June 2, 1953.

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