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Platinum Jubilee Party

Pupils at Arbour Vale School held a party fit for royalty to celebrate the 70 years that the Queen has been on the throne. All 330 pupils, staff, parents, carers, governors and supporters joined together for a whole day of activities culminating with music, dancing and a parade of costumes.

Sixth Form Student, Princess, said: “We are celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee because she has been on the throne for 70 years and that is a very long time. I really enjoyed the music and dancing and I enjoyed celebrating with my friends.”

The event which took place on Thursday 26th May, included a whole school picnic on the playing field and a visit from an ice cream van. Pupil ambassadors acted as hosts for local VIPS including the MP Tan Dhesi, and the Mayor of Slough Cllr Dilbagh Parmar.

The day started with a treasure hunt and classes putting their finishing touches to their crowns and royal sculptures for the customary Arbour Vale competition to see who could come up with the biggest and most eye catching sculpture.


Pupils also had the opportunity to meet some animals that had made the trip over to us from Tom’s Farm a therapeutic farm based at Nightingale Community Academy, one of the other schools in the Trust. They had the chance to see and stroke two lambs, a rabbit and some chickens, all of whom are used to the attention.

There was also a Generation Game style ‘Decorate the Crown cake’ and royalty themed art activities. The afternoon ended with a parade of pupils in their costumes.


Everyone enjoyed ice cream after the picnic and we were pleased that so many family members were able to join the party on the field after lunch. Our visitors were invited to try their luck in the  raffle with a vast range of prizes that had been generously donated by a number of local businesses, families and staff, to whom we are very grateful.

A huge thank you to all the local businesses and organisations who supported our event

Neil Sykes, Principal of the School, said: “Staff and pupils have pulled out all the stops to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. It is really important for us to come together as a whole community to mark this milestone, particularly after the last two years when we were not able to all gather in this way. We want to create happy memories for our children and families that will last for many years to come.”

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