Ballyclare pupils celebrate Jubilee with 1950s street party

Ballyclare PS Principal Mrs Kim Mulligan with Chloe McNeilly, Lauren Kilgore, Victoria Mahood and Rachel Armstrong in front of the colourful patchwork completed by the school's Art Club to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Ballyclare PS Principal Mrs Kim Mulligan with Chloe McNeilly, Lauren Kilgore, Victoria Mahood and Rachel Armstrong in front of the colourful patchwork completed by the school's Art Club to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

STAFF and pupils at Ballyclare Primary School celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with a series of learning activities inside and outside the classroom.

As part of the project, the pupils learned about what it was like to be a child in the 1950s and the experiences children would have had at school during that time.

Ballyclare Primary School pupils enjoying the street party to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

Ballyclare Primary School pupils enjoying the street party to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

On Thursday, May 31, the Doagh Road school held a 1950s themed street party, for which pupils and staff came to school dressed in typical 1950s style. The wet weather on the morning of the event didn’t dampen the spirits and the street party was set up around the school corridors.

Pupils enjoyed a lunch of sausage rolls, chips, fruit and a bun, all supplied by the school canteen (pictured inset). After lunch the weather cleared up and the children were able to enjoy a party in the playground, dancing to 1950s music.

The day was rounded off with a parade around the town - a fitting end to a great day of celebration.