'Tea for the Queen'
What a party it was! Around forty-five members of our community who remember the Queen as a child and young woman, joined us for our ‘Tea for a Queen’ celebration - enjoying a tea of sandwiches, scones (with jam and cream, of course) and celebration fruit cake – and copious amounts of tea. Our guess were served by children aged 6 to 11 years and entertained by our school choir. At the end of the afternoon, the whole school joined our guests, along with parents, to sing ‘Happy birthday’ and the National Anthem. John Wiggins, a former pupil of the school, led everyone in three cheers for Her Majesty. To complete the event, the children presented female guests with posies, made by year 1 and year 2 children using flowers from the school garden.
Prior to the event, children from Reception class to year 6, had painted portraits of the Queen, and some had even felted or made clay models of crowns. Courtesy of Derek Tilney, one of our guests, the children also had a chance to have their photos taken with a full size model of the Queen. We are also grateful to Lord Lucas Trust, who met the cost of giving every child a commemorative coin. It was certainly an event to remember for both young and old.
We're delighted the Parish Council have chosen to install the first defibrillator for the village at the school. The defibrillator will be sited just below the school office window where it will be easily seen and easily accessible for anyone who may need it.
We held our Christingle service at All Saints Church on Friday 16th January. A representative from the Children's Society spoke to the children and parents about the work of the charity and Cathy Butcher, a deacon of the Church, led the service. During the day several of members of the church and some parents came into school to help all of the children make their Christingles.