SCHOOLCHILDREN across the region celebrated in style as they commemorated the Queen’s Jubilee.

Bunting, flags and artwork adorned the classrooms as they marked the momentous occasion with songs, fun activities and afternoon teas.

The Northern Echo:

Barnard Castle School turned out en masse on the back fields to sing the national anthem, led by the wind band, while members of the Combined Cadet Force took the salute, before joining a jubilee picnic.

At West Park Academy, Darlington, parents were invited to join the festivities on the playing fields for a garden party to remember with entertainment featuring costumes across the ages Queen Elizabeth has been on the throne.

Pupils at Gurney Park Academy, Darlington, dodged the showers to enjoy their jubilee jamboree al fresco, followed the next day by a performance tracing the Queen’s history across her 70 year reign.

The Northern Echo:

At the Education Village, Darlington, the school choir at Springfield Academy sang a variety of songs to mark the auspicious occasion, while close by Beaumont Hill Academy treated Darlington’s new mayor Annemarie Curry and a number of former headteachers to a delicious afternoon tea.

The Northern Echo:

Coun Curry said: “It has been great to meet so many wonderful pupils and staff who are doing such a tremendous job and this has been the perfect start to the jubilee celebrations.”

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