Jun 6 2012 By Louise Reilly
SCHOOLS and nurseries got out the bunting and donned all things red, white and blue to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee.
South Park Primary and Nursery celebrated the event with their very own Jubilee-themed picnic on what to turned out to be a glorious day with lots of fun to be had by all.
All the children not only came to school in red, white and blue but they also made their own Jubilee hats. The primary 6 and 7 children helped to decorate the playground and the nursery children made their own bunting.
After a picnic served to the children by the staff, all the school joined in with dancing the Birdie Song and hokey cokey.
During the picnic the children listened to patriotic songs from all the countries of Great Britain and also joined in with singing the National Anthem.
At the end of the picnic the classes went back into school all doing the conga.
It was a very special event for the school and the children will not just remember the picnic as they grow older but also the effort and imagination they put into making their hats.
Ballerup Nursery also celebrated the anniversary of the Queen’s 60-year reign with a party in their all new and improved garden.
Grandparent, Robert Martin, whose two grandsons attend the nursery, has worked tirelessly to create a teepee and a wooden learning lodge from scratch.
With the help of business, the local community and East Kilbride Development Trust they also created a vegetable garden and planted up other areas to make it look as beatiful as possible.
And the Jubilee was the perfect occasions to get everyone out in the garden and showcase all the hard work.
Depute head at Ballerup Nursery, Jackie Flemming, told the News: “All the staff and pupils have been so excited and the Jubilee was the perfect chance to show it off.
“We celebrated with parties in the morning and afternoon and all the parents were invited along for cucumber sandwiches and fairy cakes. The children had their own party before the parents came along when they had the chance to enjoy games with staff.
“It was just a perfect day and the parents really loved seeing everything come to fruition with the garden. We would like to say a big thank you to Robert Martin and everyone else for all their hard work and, hopefully, his learning lodge will be with us for a long time to come.”
And Halfmerke Nursery also donned red white and blue to celebrate the Jubilee.