Children celebrate the reign of Queen Elizabeth II
History was made today as the Queen became the longest ever reigning monarch in British history.
And children at Langtoft Primary School marked the occasion in style with a celebratory street party in their playground.
Union Jacks were proudly waved and the pupils feasted on cakes which they had baked and decorated red, white and blue.
The pupils were also allowed to forget their uniforms for the day and come into school dressed in the same red, white and blue colours.
As part of a day of activities to commemorate the historic event, the five to 11-year-olds were given lessons on Queen Elizabeth II’s reign.
And to make the occasion a truly memorable one, the children were each handed a commemorative coin by the Friends of Langtoft School.
They also memorised and sang the first verse of the national anthem ‘God Save the Queen’.
The Queen has now ruled for more than 63 years and 216 days, passing the record set by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria.
Princess Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth II when she was 25 upon the death of her father King George VI, who died in the early hours of February 6, 1952.
The coronation of Queen Elizabeth as monarch took place at Westminster Abbey on June 2, 1953.
Describing yesterday’s celebration of the Queen’s reign, Langtoft headteacher James McCullough said: “What a wonderful sight to see all of our children waving their flags and enjoying the historic day.
“I am sure today’s events will be one that they remember for a long time to come.”