Linvoy leads the way as the royal party starts

Pupils enjoy a Jubilee Street party at Meon Cross School in Stubbington
Pupils enjoy a Jubilee Street party at Meon Cross School in Stubbington
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POMPEY legend Linvoy Primus helped lead a massive conga line around a school as it got into the Jubilee spirit.

More than 300 children aged from two to 16 took part in the fun at Meoncross School, Stubbington, which also included a party with food, music and games, to mark 60 years of The Queen on the throne.

Linvoy Primus leads the staff and pupils of Meon Cross School in Stubbington on a Diamond Jubilee conga around the playing fields

Linvoy Primus leads the staff and pupils of Meon Cross School in Stubbington on a Diamond Jubilee conga around the playing fields

Meanwhile across the area, Jubilee festivities are about to start, with a whole host of parties and special events prepared.

With his trademark grin, Linvoy said: ‘That’s the first conga line I’ve ever led – it’s definitely one for the CV.

‘My children have been part of this school going on for 10 years, and you can see how this has brought the whole school together.

‘These celebrations are showing a community spirit and harmony that will be shown throughout Pompey and all the country.

‘Sometimes people aren’t patriotic about their country but I think this is a good chance to change that.’

Pupil Meghan Wilson, 13 said: ‘I think it’s all quite cool.

‘I’m glad we’re doing something as a school.’

Classmate Holly Gilbertson added: ‘Chances to do something like this don’t come along very often, so it’s really nice.’

And Harriet Brocklebank, 13, said: ‘It’s been good to get all the flags and the bunting up and celebrate like a big family.’

Mum Cathy Swift, from Warsash, was watching her 10year-old son Charlie in the conga, and said: ‘It’s given the children a sense of Britishness.

‘I’ve noticed all the flags going up everywhere and everyone seems so happy.’

Headteacher Jenny Clough said: ‘It’s been a lovely atmosphere here today.

‘I think the Jubilee is a great occasion for the whole country to come together.

‘There’s a real sense of pride in our country, and I think we sometimes need to be prouder of our country than we are.

‘A lot of the families are doing something, if it’s going up to London or street parties –it’s fantastic.’