Oakham Primary School pupils get in jubilee spirit

Pictured with Her Majesty, from left, Sam Jones, 10, Jessica Falconer, nine, and Fraser Canham, six   Photo: SM010612-034ow
Pictured with Her Majesty, from left, Sam Jones, 10, Jessica Falconer, nine, and Fraser Canham, six Photo: SM010612-034ow
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JUBILEE celebrations were in full swing at Oakham CE Primary School on Friday.

The whole school took part in a series of British-themed activities. Pupils had Union Jack fake tattoos, played pin the tail on the corgi and sang the national anthem.

In typically British fashion the picnic which was planned to be held on the field had to be moved inside because of the weather.

The day also marked the official opening of the school. A ribbon was cut outside reception by the High Sheriff of Rutland, Bart Hellyer and MP Alan Duncan. The school opened in September after being rebuilt.

Each pupil was given a commemorative photo of themselves thanks to the sponsorship of the parents teacher association which organised the day.

Claire Hester, of the parent teacher association, said: “I’m delighted with how it has all gone. We decided quite a while ago that we wanted to do something special for the jubilee and have a bit of a celebration for the official opening of the school.

“We decided on giving the children photos because we wanted them to have a memento of the day that was meaningful and would be cherished.”