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They had a party - and made a big 50!

PUBLISHED: 21:35 29 May 2002 | UPDATED: 12:01 03 March 2010

THESE happy faces belong to children at Hillside County Primary School and prove that people of all ages are marking occasion of the Queen's golden jubilee.

THESE happy faces belong to children at Hillside County Primary School and prove that people of all ages are marking occasion of the Queen's golden jubilee.

More than 360 children, many decked out in red, white and blue and wearing specially made crowns, lined up in formation to create a huge 50.

Head teacher Paul Tebbutt said: "This has taken a lot of organisation and a lot of hard work by two of our members of staff, Mrs Scholey and Mrs Shanks."

The children certainly seemed to enjoy the occasion.

Bradley Warner, 11, said: "It has been really fun. We have had a big assembly this morning and we have had some time off lessons too. Now we are going to have a picnic."

Amelia Bartlett, also 11, said: "It is a clever idea. Lots of people were dressed up in red and white and it has been a really good day."

After a rain-soaked morning the sun came out in the afternoon to make sure the occasion passed without a hitch.

Mr Tebbutt added: "We had planned to have a picnic outside earlier but we had to move the food inside because of the rain. Considering it has been raining most of the day, to have this sunny slot could not have been better."


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