Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Jubilee Holiday Weekend

Well, as in most cities, towns and villages throughout Great Britain and beyond, this weekend we celebrated the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

A community comittee in my town orgainsed a fantastic street party -  a great amount of time and effort went into the planning and execution of the event... and it was a jolly good job they had a "Plan B" as the rain and wind decided to make an appearance so the event was held inside in the local Leisure Centre.

However, the change in plans and poor weather did not dampen anyone's spirits and a great time was had by all!

Mr Balwn's made an appearance and did an amazing couple of hours work - he must have made over 100 balloon animals/swords/hats/etc... all of the kids (little and big!) loved his work and it added a different touch to the party. 

All the children received a Jubilee pin badge donated by the comittee as a keepsake and they even gave a present to the oldest and youngest person at the party, which I thought was a nice touch!

The town's Mayoress came to say "hello" too and was impressed at how the community had all come together to celebrate the Jubilee as one.

The Jubilee celebrations continued today as we went to a Jubilee-themed church event.  Our local church holds "Messy Church" events usually every half-term with a different theme for each one.  At this event, we even had bungee jumping teddy bears!  I'm not really sure what this had got to do with the Jubilee but the children thought it was great.  Here's our certificate to show that our teddies were brave enough to face the jump!

And last but not least, a Jubilee Rose cupcake!