CHILDREN in and around Bury St Edmunds have been getting in the Jubilee spirit today as the festivities kick off.
Red, white and blue are the colours of the day in schools across West Suffolk, with a variety of parties, parades and celebratory events taking place.
One of the early shows of Jubilee fun was at South Lee School, where nursery manager Julie Last gave pupils a surprise when she showed up in a Rolls Royce dressed as the Queen.
Thurston Primary School has taken on a regal air this morning as children don kings and queens outfits for the day.
Great Barton Primary School pupils dressed up in a variety of styles, with each class decked out in attire from each decade from the 1950s to the 1990s.
At Ixworth Primary School, staff dressed up as members of the royal family. Head teacher Anna Richards made a special effort, donning a corgi outfit.
Blackbourne View Residential Home were entertained by children at the school as part of the day.
West Row Primary School children are wearing crowns or tiaras, made by themselves. The youngest children, aged 4 and 5 re-enacted the coronation in assembly.
Yesterday, pupils at Barrow Primary School also dressed up as king and queens for a street party. They also have an afternoon of traditional celebrations planned.
At Honington Primary School, students have enjoyed a traditional 1950s style lunch, complete with sandwiches, jelly and ice cream and celebration cake.
They then planted a Jubilee Oak and placed a time capsule underneath.
Staff at Sexton’s Manor Primary School have chosen an Ascot theme for their celebrations, with teachers making toy horses to race.