Event - Queen Elizabeth's Birthday Party

20 May 2016

On Friday 20th May, St Gerard's celebrated Her Majesty's Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday with a fun packed day of Royal celebrations.

On the day we all dressed up in the Union Jack colours of red, white and blue.

The celebrations started with a whole school assembly looking at the life and the royal duties of Her Majesty, with each class contributing towards an informative presentation about different Commonwealth countries, commemorating the Queen as head of The Commonwealth.

The highlight of the day was when the whole school, from Nursery to Year 6, gathered together in the playground for a wonderful traditional Street Party.

There was lots of excitement and waving of flags as everyone tucked into a picnic lunch, enjoyed an outdoor disco and were given an extra special treat from the ice cream man!

During the afternoon we were all greatly entertained by a traditional British, Punch and Judy show. It was such an amazing and memorable day and we didn't forget sharing a Birthday cake for Her Majesty, as we all stood and sung Happy Birthday and sang the National Anthem.

Year 3 making red, white and blue party hats.
Reception class making flags.

Year 2 making colourful crowns to wear at the party.
Traditional Punch and Judy show for KS1 children.

KS2 children roared with laughter at the Punch and Judy show.
Waving our flags enthusiastically.

We sang 'Happy Birthday' to HM Queen Elizabeth II, then each class shared a cake.
Year 5 and 6 enjoying the street party.

Year 4 cheering the crowd.
Reception class tucking in to their picnics.

There was a fantastic party spirit in the playground.
Reception class tucking in to their picnics.

An ice cream van arrived in the afternoon.
Making the most of the warm weather.

A thumbs up from Year 1.
Now time for the disco.