Gallery: Children celebrate Queen becoming longest reigning monarch

Pupils from Crowlands Primary school holding a tea party for the whole school to celebrate the Queen

Pupils from Crowlands Primary school holding a tea party for the whole school to celebrate the Queen becoming longest serving monarch. - Credit: Archant

Youngsters across Havering dressed in red, white and blue to celebrate the Queen becoming the longest reigning monarch yesterday.

At Crowlands Primary School, London Road, Romford, children and staff held a traditional tea party to mark the historic day,

Assistant headteacher Alicia Argire said: “It was exciting to be part of history. The children were very happy to celebrate.

“We carried out a range of cross-curricular activities throughout the day, dressed in red, white and blue.

“We finished the day with a celebratory British tea party in honour of the Queen.”


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And at Gidea Park Primary School, South Drive, Gidea Park, children – also in union flag colours – enjoyed a garden party.

Deputy head Amanda Conner said the picnic, which followed a day of learning about the monarchy, was “great fun”.

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“The children really enjoyed it,” she said. “After learning all about the Queen’s reign the picnic was a nice way to round off the celebration for the whole school.

“And the were all dressed in red, white and blue, so we had a few imaginative hairstyles!”

Speaking in the Scottish Borders yesterday, the 89-year-old said the title of the longest reigning monarch was “not one to which I have ever aspired”.

At 5.30pm she had reigned for 23,226 days, 16 hours and approximately 30 minutes – surpassing her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria.

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