On Monday we celebrated the Queen's birthday in true British Picnic Style......in the rain! Fortunately the children did not let the poor weather dampen their spirits. In the morning the children enjoyed royalty themed lessons. Our picnic lunch was changed to an indoor picnic. The children enjoyed a variety of sandwiches, salads, sausage roles, cakes and even choc ices! After lunch the children were divided up into groups with representatives form years 1 to 6. The Year 6 children did a fantastic job of managing their groups and leading them to the different activities on offer. Some of the activities included crown making, pin the tail on the Corgi, biscuit decorating, flag decorating and Guess the Corgi. Our plans for an outdoor photo and a whole school song had to be curtailed, the children came together and sang in the hall with as many parents as we could fit. All in all it was the best indoor garden party I have ever seen.
Also, on Sunday 12th June, the Chamber Choir were invited to sing at a special service at St Peter and St Paul's Church in Great Missenden to mark the Queen's 90th Birthday. It was a joyful occasion with a full church, and the children sang 'Pure Imagination' and 'Sing' beautifully. 'Sing' is a personal favourite of the Queen - it was composed by Gary Barlow and Andrew Lloyd-Webber for the Diamond Jubilee in 2012, so it was a perfect choice for the occasion. The children sang some complex harmonies and were joined for the chorus by children from Great Missenden Church of England Combined School. It was super for the two schools to sing together and it created a real sense of community. The children stayed at the end of the service to see the lighting of the Great Missenden Beacon and gave three cheers for the Queen in celebration!