Gosport schools hold street parties for Queen’s birthday

Madi Irvine-Stevenson, 10, Billy Seal, 10, Tiana Muchemwa, nine, , Harry Wyatt, 10, Jake Smith, 10, Declan Mulholland, 10, and Keeley Reynolds-Donnelly, 10, at Holbrook Primary School. 

Picture: Sarah Standing (160736-67)
Madi Irvine-Stevenson, 10, Billy Seal, 10, Tiana Muchemwa, nine, , Harry Wyatt, 10, Jake Smith, 10, Declan Mulholland, 10, and Keeley Reynolds-Donnelly, 10, at Holbrook Primary School. Picture: Sarah Standing (160736-67)

City university students scoop multiple architecture awards

  • Two schools held street parties to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday
  • Pupils dressed in red, white and blue and learnt about the royal family
2
Have your say

WAVING flags and singing the national anthem, schoolchildren marked the Queen’s 90th birthday with street parties.

Two primary schools in Gosport honoured the Queen’s landmark birthday by dressing in red, white and blue and eating lunch on plates and tables decorated with the union flag.

Truly Gander, eight, Briony Long, four, Evie Rose, eight, and Emily Taylor,. six, from Bedenham Primary School 

Picture: Sarah Standing (160736-113)

Truly Gander, eight, Briony Long, four, Evie Rose, eight, and Emily Taylor,. six, from Bedenham Primary School Picture: Sarah Standing (160736-113)

Bedenham Primary School and Holbrook Primary School have also spent the last two weeks learning about the royal family and British values.

Leleana Giddings, a Year 4 pupil at Bedenham Primary, off Bridgemary Avenue, said: ‘The street party was very good because there was lots of food and it was nice to sing songs.

‘I have liked learning about what it means to be British and the facts for the Queen.

‘I enjoyed learning about the Queen most. I know now lots of details about her.’

The street party was amazing. It was a good way to celebrate the Queen’s birthday.

Jake Smith

Ten-year-old Kieran Hillier also liked learning about the Queen.

He added: ‘I learnt she is the longest-reigning monarch. It has been fun having a street party for her birthday.’

Headteacher Caroline Wood said the school is patriotic and encourages British values.

‘The Queen’s birthday was a great opportunity for us to learn about her and what it is to be British,’ she said.

The children at Holbrook Primary School  Picture: Sarah Standing (160736-58)

The children at Holbrook Primary School Picture: Sarah Standing (160736-58)

‘This is the second week of Arts Week and the children have been making British objects from clay, making paper crowns and we also taught them the national anthem.’

Holbrook Primary School, of Wych Lane, has taken part in similar activities.

For their street party, held yesterday, they had music from different decades playing as well as union flags for the children to wave.

Year 5 pupil Jake Smith, 10, said: ‘The street party was amazing. It was a good way to celebrate the Queen’s birthday.

‘We have done lots of research on her and the royal family. We also made a presentation which was good.’

Fellow Holbrook pupil nine-year-old Tia Holt added: ‘The day was amazing.

‘It was lots of fun. It was nice to gather together at the long tables for lunch.’

Headteacher Zoe Dudley said the children enjoyed the street party and doing the different activities about the royal family.