HAILSHAM: School enjoys a right royal knees-up

Custom made crowns, flags and food helped make the event a party to remember
Custom made crowns, flags and food helped make the event a party to remember

PUPILS at Grovelands held a street party to celebrate the Royal Wedding on the eve of the special event.

On Thursday (April 28) the car park was beautifully decorated with red, white and blue bunting and more than 600 children sat at long tables to enjoy food they had spent the morning preparing.

The party began with the whole school singing the National Anthem, then each year group from Reception to Year 6 performed a song for the rest of the school.

The children all wore crowns and waved flags which they had made and enjoyed a piece of ‘wedding cake’ from an incredible display of hundreds of individual heart-shaped cakes, baked by Mrs Butler and her very hard-working team.

After the food and the singing, the whole school performed the conga around the car park – an incredible sight and a unique ending to a very special afternoon.

There was a very happy and excited atmosphere and a wonderful time was had by all.

The staff and children of Grovelands would like to thank Mrs Hewess, Mrs Berry and the incredible team of parent helpers, FrOG, for their tremendous efforts in organising this week.

Grovelands is also very grateful to Waitrose, Tesco and Iceland for the food and drinks which they generously donated for the event.