Village children celebrate Queen’s birthday

Witchampton First School celebrated the Queen's official birthday with a tea party and games.

Witchampton First School celebrated the Queen’s official birthday with a tea party and games.

In the idyllic setting of an east Dorset village, the young children who live there came together to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.

The bunting and flags were put out in Witchampton when the First School hosted a picnic party to mark Her Majesty’s special occasion.

And they did not keep the spoils all to themselves as they invited the children from Little Owls Pre-School to join in the fun.

Witchampton First School celebrated the Queen's official birthday with a tea party and games.

Witchampton First School celebrated the Queen’s official birthday with a tea party and games.

CEO of Wimborne Academy Trust, Liz West, said: “It was wonderful to see the children joining in with such a super event.

“They had lots of fun playing traditional games and cheering one another on. There was a definite sense of British pride as they celebrated together in the idyllic setting of their village school.”

In preparation for the event the children made their own flags, fans and crowns.

Witchampton First School celebrated the Queen's official birthday with a tea party and games.

Witchampton First School celebrated the Queen’s official birthday with a tea party and games.

The youngsters also helped to create the food for the picnic, making jam sandwiches, fruit punch and cakes.

During the celebrations they played traditional British ring games such as The Farmers in his Den, Duck Duck Goose and The Okey Kokey.

Their special day culminated in a rendition of Happy Birthday to the Queen and they stood to sing the National Anthem, accompanied by one of the pupils on their flute.

Witchampton First School is in the village of Witchampton, which has a population of just 398 and is situated five miles north of Wimborne.

It is one of seven First and Middle schools in Wimborne Academy Trust (WAT), along with Allenbourn Middle School, Colehill First School, Hayeswood First School, Merley First School, St Michael’s Middle School and St John’s First School.

WAT was formed in March 2015. All of its academies are rated either Good or Outstanding.

 

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