Schools set to host Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations - is your child’s school planning to take part?

SCHOOLS across Portsmouth are preparing to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in style with parties, picnics, and fancy dress.

Thursday, 19th May 2022, 8:57 am
Updated Tuesday, 31st May 2022, 12:14 pm

Here are some schools’ plans for pupils to mark the occasion in Portsmouth, Fareham, and Hayling Island.

If you would like your school’s event added to the list, or would like to invite The News along, please email Emily Jessica Turner at [email protected].

Portsmouth infant and junior school Kings Academies will welcome pupils in fancy dress for a dress up day on Friday, May 27, to celebrate the Queen's platinum jubilee.

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Mengham Infant School in Hayling Island. Picture: Emily Turner

Each year group will be asked to dress up in the style of one of the decades of the Queen's 70 year reign and the school will host a picnic in the playground.

Trafalgar School in Hilsea will host a school fete on its field on May 27 from 1pm to 3pm to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee. There will be vintage games, live music, and afternoon tea for the students.

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St Columba C. of E. Primary Academy in Fareham is set to host a school party on May 27, from 2pm to 7pm, while on the same day, Woodcroft Primary School in Waterlooville will hold an event from 1.30pm to 2.45pm.

In recognition of the jubilee, Padnell Junior School is holding a day of activities on May 27 when the children and staff will be holding a 'street party' on the school field.

Springwood Federation in Waterlooville will be hosting its platinum jubilee street party on the same day at 2pm. School families have been creating items for the celebration, including commemorative plates and stamps, portraits and crowns and even designing the Queen’s knickers for this important historical event.

Horndean Infant and Junior School will be hosting a Platinum Jubilee celebration on May 27 from 1.30pm. Each of the seven year groups will be singing a song from a decade of her reign, and every child will receive a commemorative cupcake and badge.

Pupils at Meon Infant and Meon Junior Schools will be joining each other for a tea party and multiple performances from magicians and music, also on May 27.

Alverstoke Infant School will be hosting a Platinum Jubilee tea party on May 27 from 1.15pm until 2.45pm. The Mayor is coming along, and there will be singing and dancing.

Newbridge Junior school will also be celebrating by displaying a gallery of art work created by pupils. Each class has been asked to create something related to an era of the Queen's reign.

On Hayling Island, Mengham Infant School will hold a street party from 12pm on Monday, June 6.

The children will be dressed as kings and queens and the Mayor of Havant, Rosie Raines, is coming along in official dress to start the celebration.

Children at St Mary's Catholic Primary School will be celebrating Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee on June 6. Children will be carrying out fun activities connected with Queen Elizabeth and also celebrating with a 'Jubilee Street Party Lunch', supplied by HC3S, Hampshire County Council's Catering Team. Children and staff have been asked to wear clothing which is red, white, and/or blue.

Jubilee celebrations will be held at Holbrook Primary School on Friday, June 10 and Bedenham Primary School on Friday, June 17. A traditional summer fayre with a jubilee theme will take place, as well as entertainment, afternoon tea, ice creams, costumes, stalls, and games.