A king and queen at Catmose Primary School

From left, attendent Maisie Haines, four, May queen Emily Hall, 10, May king Daniel Bell, 11, and Oakham deputy mayor Adam Lowe.
From left, attendent Maisie Haines, four, May queen Emily Hall, 10, May king Daniel Bell, 11, and Oakham deputy mayor Adam Lowe.
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A MAY king and queen were presented in a special assembly at Catmose Primary School on Friday.

Every class from the Oakham school took part in dancing with a jubilee theme, with the different year groups each performing a style of dance from each of the six decades the Queen has reigned.

Year 6 pupils Daniel Bell and Emily Hall were king and queen with reception class pupils Jack Ward and Maisy Haines the attendants.

To become king and queen all the pupils in Year six had to prepare speeches to be given in front of the whole school before pupils voted for their favourites.

Vice principal Kelly Jackson said: “This is always the most popular event on our calendar and all the children have a chance to take part and a chance to shine.

“Maypole dancing is sadly disappearing in a lot of places but we are trying to keep the tradition alive here.”