VIDEO: Kettering Big Jubilee Lunch and Cupcakes’ Olympic song

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More than 300 children, parents and members of the community celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with street dancing, the debut performance of an Olympic song by two schoolgirls and traditional cream teas.

Pupils from St Mary’s CofE Primary School, parents, youths from the William Knibb Centre and other members of the community gathered in Mill Road Park, Kettering, for the William Knibb Community Forum’s Big Jubilee Lunch on Friday, June 1.

Diane Dekker, chairman of the William Knibb Community Forum and deputy headteacher of St Mary’s Primary School, said: “It was a brilliant day.

“The feedback we got was fantastic. I’d say at least 300 people turned out.”

Ellie Coles, 10, and Brigitte Armeau, nine, of Cranford CofE Primary School, who together are known as Cupcakes, performed a song they have recorded about the Olympic spirit, which features in the slide show above.

Youths from the William Knibb Centre held workshops on street dancing and picture frame making and interview children about the day.

A bee keeper talked to children about bio diversity and the county council’s ‘life bus’ was parked up to teach them about reducing consumptuion and waste.

Younger pupils held stalls to raise money for play equipment costed by older pupils.