Colourful jubilee celebration at Sprites

CHILDREN from an Ipswich primary marked a milestone year in a colourful way.To celebrate the Queen's Golden Jubilee year pupils aged six and seven from Sprites Infants designed and made a commemorative cushion with a regal theme.

CHILDREN from an Ipswich school have marked a milestone year in a colourful way.

To celebrate the Queen's golden jubilee, pupils aged six and seven from Sprites Infants designed and made a commemorative cushion with a regal theme.

It was all done under the watchful eye of volunteer Maureen Smith, who visits the school to help with sewing and other craft activities including quilts that have been entered in national competitions.

Headteacher Margaret Walker said: "They started off painting a picture of something to do with the jubilee – such as the Queen, crowns and castles. The pictures were transferred to material and words added.

"It gives the children a sense of achievement to complete something from the design stage right to the end.

"They will take the cushions home as something to remember – both of the jubilee and their final year at Sprites Infants School."

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MEMORABLE BY DESIGN: Sprites Infants pupils work on their jubilee cushions, with the guidance of Maureen Smith.

Pictures: RICHARD SNASDELL