Ready to party?
The guest of honour wasn't able to come in person, but she was there in cake.
The 9th of June was great fun, as 5AW had planned a street party for the whole school to celebrate the queen’s 90th birthday. Everyone was encouraged to wear red, white and blue, our country’s colours, (some students and teachers went all out) and Union Jacks fluttered in the summer breeze.
Every single person in the entire school brought food for the “royal” picnic and the tables groaned under the weight. Pringles and Doritos proved to be the most popular snack, though I expect they won’t feature highly in the queen’s hamper! The sun shone and everyone enjoyed the event.
Croquet and cricket, two very traditional sports fit for a royal occasion, were also enjoyed during the afternoon. Many pupils did surprisingly well at croquet which was especially good since nearly everyone was a novice. I still don’t think it is going to replace football as the national sport any time soon!
The winners of the baking competition, for which pupils were encouraged to bake royal themed cakes, were Aria in 5ND, Scarlett in 6HT, Jason in 8JB and Tom in 8AD. Though these cakes stood out to the judges, the four house captains, they thought all of the other cakes were detailed and showed a lot of imagination and skill. Lots of them looked too good to eat. Well done to everyone who took part and well done to 5ND and Miss Wilson for coming up with the idea of a street party.
By Samaha 5NC and Katie 5ND
Our patisserial tribute to her majesty
If there were A-levels in cake, GEMS'd be sure to come out top. And yes that crown is all edible.
One of my personal favourites
Will this be our new national sport?
And perhaps the best bit - eating!
Yet more eating...
And finally still eating!