Day of celebration in Boxgrove

Working as a team, the children had to all 90 cups provided to create a castle
Working as a team, the children had to all 90 cups provided to create a castle
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Children at Boxgrove Primary School dressed in red, white and blue to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.

There was a party atmosphere and the added excitement of a bake off competition.

Games included pin the tail on the corgi

Games included pin the tail on the corgi

The celebrations were organised in conjunction with Boxgrove Parish Council and Boxgrove Women’s Institute got involved by judging the cakes.

Head teacher Kim Thornton said: “It was just wonderful to see everyone join in the birthday spirit by patriotically wearing red, white and blue to school to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.

“Equally fantastic was that nearly everyone participated in the bake off competition, decorating a cake to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.

“The Boxgrove Women’s Institute had a tricky job deciding on the winners. There was the amazing Union Flag decorated cake created from raspberries and blueberries and a small decorated fairy cake with London Bridge iced on it.

“The judges decided the winners had to have incorporated Great Britain or ‘Royalness’, as well as having that birthday cake touch on it somewhere.”

Winners were:

Fairy cake or muffin, 1 Harry Betsworth, 2 Lois Lutman-Pauc, 3 Thomas Arthur.

Small decorated cake, 1 Sam Heath, 2 Max Proctor, 3 Finn and Lily Budd.

During the afternoon, the children took part in birthday activities in the Village Hall.

Teams named after the Queen’s dogs took part in games and puzzles like pin the tail on the corgi and cup castle building.

“Working as a team, the children had to use all 90 cups provided to create a castle,” explained Mrs Thornton.

The event ended with the school singing the National Anthem, followed by a rendition of Happy Birthday to the Queen and the three children celebrating their birthdays the same day - Oscar Clifford-Brown, Taylor Boniface and Callum Francis-Botting.

After school, the children had a picnic tea with a bouncy castle provided by the parish council, which also presented each child with a commemorative coin to help them remember the historic occasion.

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