Ark Blacklands Street Party
Ark Blacklands Street Party On Wednesday 9th September 2015, pupils and staff celebrated the moment in history when Queen Elizabeth ll became our longest reigning monarch. At 17.30 BST, she had reigned for 23, 226 days, 16hours and 30 minutes - surpassing the reign of her great grandmother Queen Victoria. The children celebrated by having a picnic whilst being entertained by each other as each year group performed a song, dance or reading about one the queen’s 60 decades. Children in Early Years led a terrific parade of crowns. Attending the street party was the Queens representative, the Lord Lieutenant, in full uniform. He ate with the children and talked to them about why this was such an important event (and also why he carried a sword!). Councillors from our local wards also attended and commented on the children’s superb behaviour. A great day was had by all in marking this momentous time in history.