‘Olly Murs’, ‘the Spice Girls’, ‘the Supremes’ and ‘Abba’, amongst others, all put in an appearance at a special Prep School picnic held yesterday (Friday 1st June) to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
The popstars were members of staff dressed up as acts to commemorate each decade of the Queen’s reign, and each performed one of their namesake’s greatest hits for the pupils during the picnic.
Amanda Childs, Ipswich Prep School headteacher said: “We had over 300 pupils all dressed in red, white and blue for the day, and we had special red, white and blue picnic rugs for them to sit on and flags to wave whilst they ate their lunch and listened to the entertainment, which included the whole school singing a number of well-known patriotic songs. Even the rain didn’t dampen the spirits and it was definitely a show fit for a queen!”
Earlier in the day, 26 pupils from the Prep went over to Christchurch Park to plant an English Oak tree to commemorate the Jubilee. The pupils, all form captains, school council reps, house captains and vice-captains, and representatives from reception and year one, helped to plant the tree, chosen for its royal and British connections, and because it should live for 600 years, and be a lasting reminder of the Jubilee.
The tree was the only one being planted in Christchurch Park for the Diamond Jubilee, and can be found at the north end of the park. Thanks to Oakdene Tree Services and Ipswich Borough Council for helping to make the tree planting possible.
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