A CHESTER high school celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with a right royal festival.
The history department of Bishops’ Blue Coat CE High School organised the event on the school field for pupils in Year 7-10.
A marquee decorated with Union Jacks was the venue for a Big Lunch and the Best of Bishops’ British Bake Off, for which more than 100 pupils entered cakes worthy of any Royal Baker and Confectioner.
There was a fancy dress competition and races and games from the 1950s, including sack races, three-legged races, egg and spoon races and pin the tail on the corgi. No royal party is complete without a party bag and 700 Union Jack bags were filled with goodies.
The afternoon’s finale was the release of 700 red, white and blue balloons, each with an individual citizenship message attached. The school is still tracking the greatest distance recorded in finding the balloons.
So far the furthest distance a balloon has reached is Pontblyddyn, near Mold.
History teacher Terri Hull said: “This was quite the most remarkable event locally, to the point where pupils and staff asked ‘Can we do this every year?’”