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Redbridge pupils mark Queen’s historic reign with crowns and cakes

PUBLISHED: 10:18 10 September 2015 | UPDATED: 10:19 10 September 2015

Little Heath school, celebrate the Queen becoming the country's longest serving monarch.
Akikul Rahman, age12 with Francesca Sayo, age12

Little Heath school, celebrate the Queen becoming the country's longest serving monarch. Akikul Rahman, age12 with Francesca Sayo, age12

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Patriotic youngsters learnt all about the Queen as she became our longest-reigning monarch yesterday.

Queen comes to Valentines Mansion and Gardens, IlfordQueen comes to Valentines Mansion and Gardens, Ilford

Pupils at Little Heath School, Hainault Road, Little Heath, baked cakes, iced biscuits and even made their own crown jewels out of liquorice.

Key stage four manager Tessa Christosorou said: “We had a whole school assembly and we learnt about the Queen, her historical value and what she represents.”

Youngsters at the school, which caters for children with special educational needs, sang the national anthem before making crowns, flags and royal robes.

Tessa said: “We try and teach them about her value as a Queen and as a family member within her own family and it links with their family lives. “It’s a way of them appreciating and understanding the wider community and they looked like they were having fun too!”

Little Heath school, celebrate the Queen becoming the country's longest serving monarch.Little Heath school, celebrate the Queen becoming the country's longest serving monarch.

She said: “It’s just our way of celebrating the occasion because it only happens once in a lifetime.”

Other schools celebrating the monarch’s 63-year rule included William Torbitt Primary School, Eastern Avenue, Newbury Park, which held special assemblies.

Pupils dressed in red, white and blue at Avanti Court Primary School, Carlton Drive, Barkingside.

Deputy headteacher Junaida Bana said: “We’re dressed up and we went outside and sang the national anthem in the playground.

Little Heath school, celebrate the Queen becoming the country's longest serving monarch.
Uyi Adagabasar, age11Little Heath school, celebrate the Queen becoming the country's longest serving monarch. Uyi Adagabasar, age11

“The children have really got into the spirit of it – they understand it’s a celebration but understand that the Queen said it shouldn’t be a celebration because we shouldn’t celebrate the death of her great-great-grandmother – so we’re doing it respectfully.”


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