Harefield youngsters 'crown' a memorable Jubilee week

Royal salute: children tuck into a special tea

Cheers to Her Majesty!

Leaving: The school's inspiring head, Victoria Williams

King of the crowns: Connor Thomas

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PUPILS at Harefield Junior School enjoyed a fun-packed day on Friday in their celebrations for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The 250 children wore red, white and blue as they enjoyed an outdoor tea party fit for a Queen.

Staff had worked hard to set up the day’s activities, which included kite flying, a fashion show and crown-making competition. Nine-year-old Connor Thomas’ amazing Big Ben-inspired design made him the proud winner.

Each child was also given a commemorative Jubilee coin as a keepsake.

The special day topped off a week in which the children learned about the Queen and the Royal Family in class.

The youngsters also staged a spectacular ‘living sculpture’ when they all stood in a precise formation of the numbers ‘2012’.

As they held their Union Jack flags in front of their faces in synchronisation, they were photographed from above – the perfect way to mark such a momentous occasion.

The event was a poignant one as Victoria Williams, head teacher for the past 22 years, will be retiring this summer.

“She is special to us so we wanted to do something special for her in return,” said Rowena Scott, special educational needs co-ordinator.

“The school has been an outstanding success and she has made us that,” said Sue Ashton, learning mentor.

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