PRIMARY school children have been celebrating The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a baking contest.

Students at Park View Primary school have been celebrating The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year with a baking competition, as well as a visit from a group of Grenadier Guards.

Since the beginning of 2022, the school has held a number of enrichment days to teach students about The Queen and her life, with the week beginning May 16 seeing two of the school’s most anticipated events.

The judging of the baking competition was held on Tuesday, May 17.

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Dozens of pupils entered cakes that they had decorated, featuring the Union Flag, crowns, and pictures of The Queen; at the end of the day, the cakes were sold to raise funds for Park View’s Jubilee Afternoon Tea.

The winners of the baking contest were later announced during the school’s Pride of Park View assembly, with prizes going to 2 runners-up, the child who got second place, and a grand first place prize for the winner; the winners all received Jubilee souvenirs as their prizes.

That was not the only celebratory event that the school held in honour of The Queen’s Jubilee; on Wednesday, May 18, the school welcomed 5 members of the Grenadier Guard, who arrived dressed in everyday camouflage uniform.

The soldiers spent the day talking about the history of the Grenadiers, as well as their role across the royal palaces; they also answered questions from the children, such as why they were bearskin hats.

During the day, the Key Stage 2 playground was transformed into a drill square, with students given the opportunity to march in formation to the beat of a drum.

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The students also had the pleasure of watching some of the staff members, including Head Teacher Mrs Owens, have a go at marching.

Discussing the visit, a child from Year 3 said: “I liked hearing the flute, it gave me goosebumps.”

Another child commented: “The bugle made me jump because it was very loud.”

Some year 5 pupils were also able to try on some of the soldier’s armour and kit; one boy said: “I was surprised how heavy it was!

“Also, I didn’t realise it was all made from the same camouflage material.”

Park View Primary’s Jubilee timetable will conclude with a celebration afternoon tea, as well as the launch of souvenir tea towels.

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