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Schools, children's groups and nurseries have enjoyed a host of platinum jubilee celebrations.

Among them was Christ Church Church of England Primary School, Newark, where pupils took part in a street party lunch and party games.

Everyone was wearing red, white and blue and dressed with a royal theme.

Front L-R Ava Johnson 4, Miriam Lion 5, Roman Squires 6, Paige Du Plessis 5. Back L-R Alicia-Mae Cook 8, Alexia Odu 9, Finley Day 5. (57008388)
Front L-R Ava Johnson 4, Miriam Lion 5, Roman Squires 6, Paige Du Plessis 5. Back L-R Alicia-Mae Cook 8, Alexia Odu 9, Finley Day 5. (57008388)
Scarlett Piper, a pupil at Christ Church Church of England School, Newark.
Scarlett Piper, a pupil at Christ Church Church of England School, Newark.

The three and four-year-olds in nursery spent the week reading stories about The Queen and London.

They decorated the nursery and enjoyed party games from 70 years ago.

L-R Thomas Crewe 3, Betty-Jo Anderson 4, Imogen Willis 3, Alice Bottomore 4. (57008389)
L-R Thomas Crewe 3, Betty-Jo Anderson 4, Imogen Willis 3, Alice Bottomore 4. (57008389)

Children enjoyed a special street party lunch with party food, music and decorations. They had lots of fun learning about why the jubilee is significant and the role of the Queen.

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The Suthers School on Fernwood also got in on the action holding a number of activities over lunch breaks.

They included jubilee cake-baking and decorating. Cakes were then sold off on the playground.

There was also a longest-reign chess competition and many themed games.

L-R Sophie Hibberd 16, Theo Sivers 15, Oscar Prince 12. (57008392)
L-R Sophie Hibberd 16, Theo Sivers 15, Oscar Prince 12. (57008392)
Kestra Parkes 14 - Who can reign the longest chess competition.. (57008394)
Kestra Parkes 14 - Who can reign the longest chess competition.. (57008394)
L-R Miss Kenya Watson - TA, Mariana Pinto 13, Max Hemsley 13, Miss Emily Braithwaite - TA. (57008393)
L-R Miss Kenya Watson - TA, Mariana Pinto 13, Max Hemsley 13, Miss Emily Braithwaite - TA. (57008393)

Dress As A Decade day at Orston Primary School celebrated Queen's reign ahead of the platinum jubilee

Primary school students took a look back at history through the Queen's reign by dressing up as different decades.

Orston Primary School students were invited to dress as a decade in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's reign and the platinum jubilee. They could dress as famous British people or something representing a decade from the 1950s to the present day.

Pupils dressed as 80s, 90s and 2000s deacdes, with Emma Allen - class teacher, Owen Marriott - assistant head. (56922829)
Pupils dressed as 80s, 90s and 2000s deacdes, with Emma Allen - class teacher, Owen Marriott - assistant head. (56922829)

Assistant head Owen Marriott said: "We wanted to do something a little bit extra for the jubilee and it is also a great way of looking at history in living memory.

"We had such a good turn out, the children's costumes were fantastic."

From James Bond to Helen Sharman, the costumes covered a huge variety of decades and notable British people.

Each year group was also given a decade to learn about throughout the day, with a chance to show off what they had learnt in a celebratory assembly at the end of the day.

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Mr Marriott added: "We want them to think of history not just as something in the distant past, but also more recently.

"We looked at fashion, politics, music and sport.

"All the children got involved."

The school also held a red, white and blue day to end the term.

L-R Holly Latergan 7 and Liberty Lion 7 painting portraits of the Queen, with Art Smart art teacher, Lynn Adams. (57039211)
L-R Holly Latergan 7 and Liberty Lion 7 painting portraits of the Queen, with Art Smart art teacher, Lynn Adams. (57039211)

Children aged six to 13 did crafts at Newark Parish Church on Tuesday.

They were painting pictures of The Queen to go on display in the church over jubilee weekend.

They were also rehearsing for a dance performance.

L-R Zara De Savary 11, Eleanor Greenfield 11, Annie Peebles 11, Ella Pratt 11, Ruby Newbold 10, Issy Rose 11, Merle Sumsion 11, India Carter 11. (57008249)
L-R Zara De Savary 11, Eleanor Greenfield 11, Annie Peebles 11, Ella Pratt 11, Ruby Newbold 10, Issy Rose 11, Merle Sumsion 11, India Carter 11. (57008249)

Pupils at Highfields School in Newark were celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s 70 years on the throne with a special platinum jubilee pageant and picnic.

The event began with a grand parade led by ‘Her Majesty’ on a horse in full military parade style.

Each class group performed a representation of each of the seven decades of The Queen's reign, a real gallop through history.

Back L-R Eddie Farmer 9, Tare Emeledor 9, Mollie Lindberg 9, Hannah Valluvassery 10. Front L-R Florence Banks 8, Sasha Mannering 7.. (57008248)
Back L-R Eddie Farmer 9, Tare Emeledor 9, Mollie Lindberg 9, Hannah Valluvassery 10. Front L-R Florence Banks 8, Sasha Mannering 7.. (57008248)

Reception class retold Nicholas Allan’s book The Queen’s Knickers, one of the children’s favourites.

Interspersed through the event were dances representing the nations of the UK.

One very special touch was a jubilee cake which was made by the school council.

Children at Balderton Day Nursery celebrating the jubilee. (57010876)
Children at Balderton Day Nursery celebrating the jubilee. (57010876)

This is to be taken to the assisted living accommodation for the elderly, Gladstone House in Newark to be enjoyed by residents there.

To finish, parents were treated to a traditional picnic afternoon tea with sándwiches, tea and scones.

All children receive their own platinum jubilee coin as a reminder of this historic event.

Head Mrs Sarah Lyons said: “The children have thoroughly enjoyed preparing to mark this milestone event in our Queen’s reign. They have learned so much social history in the process too. We have tried to make it as special as possible for our whole school community with lasting memories for all.”

Raising the Union flag, pupils L-R Daisy Cobb 11 - flag raiser, Anya Jenkinson 10, Blake King 10 - school ambassadors. (57008070)
Raising the Union flag, pupils L-R Daisy Cobb 11 - flag raiser, Anya Jenkinson 10, Blake King 10 - school ambassadors. (57008070)
School orchestra playing the national anthem. (57008069)
School orchestra playing the national anthem. (57008069)
Raising the flag is Daisy Cobb 11. (57008075)
Raising the flag is Daisy Cobb 11. (57008075)

Newark MP Robert Jenrick was a guest at the jubilee celebrations at Barnby Road Academy, Newark, on Friday.

The celebrations included the school orchestra playing the National Anthem and the Union Flag being hoisted.



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