BACTON Middle School celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee on Tuesday – but had to flee indoors as the heavens opened.
Pupils at the school have created special time capsules to celebrate the Queen’s 60 years on the throne and planned to bury them on Tuesday. But plans has to be put on hold as the Great British weather came pouring down. The capsules are now being buried at a later date to be opened by pupils in 60 years’ time.
The celebrations moved inside with plate decorating, face painting, morris dancers and a talk by school governor Gerry Shaw, who explained to the children what school life was like 60 years ago when he was just 10.
The afternoon events were finished with the whole school singing God Save the Queen. Pupils then had a celebratory cake, supplied by the PTA.
Helen Hemy, the school’s head of history, said: “We have been a real part of history today and the children have worked so hard to produce such wonderful records for the time capsules of the past 60 years.
We now look forward to burying the capsules in the Jubilee woodland in a few weeks time, along with a record of the day.”