PICTURE GALLERY: Joint celebration for school’s anniversary and Queen’s 90th in Wellingborough

The celebrations in Wellingborough
The celebrations in Wellingborough

Staff, pupils and parents got the bunting out to mark a school’s 50th anniversary as well as the Queen’s birthday.

Ruskin Infant School in Wellingborough held a special event on Friday to celebrate its 50th birthday.

But the party didn’t stop there as they turned it into a double celebration with Ruskin Academy to also mark Her Majesty’s 90th birthday.

Pupils dressed up in costumes representing any era spanning from the 1950s to the current day.

Parents were also invited to join in the fun and bring their own picnic to eat with their children, who had prepared their own lunches for the special event.

Parent support advisor Louise Parrott said: “It went really well.

“It was for the 50th birthday celebration of Ruskin Infant School and we joined with Ruskin Academy for a celebration of the Queen’s 90th.

“The children had a lovely time.

“We did a big singalong on the field and then the parents came along and joined them.

“It was like a big street party but in the school playground.”

Louise said they had a ‘lot of parental support’ for the event and added: “The weather was glorious in the end.

“It had rained in the morning but it brightened up in the afternoon, it was perfect.”