Patriotic Sheffield youngsters fly the flag for royal visitor

Westbourne School's junior pupils celebrated the Queen's Diamond Jubilee with a party......and had a surprise visit from her Majesty in the shape of a staff member - Janet Laybourn - dressed as the Queen. Our picture shows the 'Queen' with flag waving pupils.
Westbourne School's junior pupils celebrated the Queen's Diamond Jubilee with a party......and had a surprise visit from her Majesty in the shape of a staff member - Janet Laybourn - dressed as the Queen. Our picture shows the 'Queen' with flag waving pupils.
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IT WAS out with the uniform and in with the red, white and blue as pupils at a Sheffield school got in early to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Juniors at Westbourne School in Broomhill made coronet cupcakes and hats fit for a royal highness – for a competition that was judged by a mystery regal guest.

Staff member Janet Laybourn, in the guise of the Queen herself, arrived to lend an air of majesty to proceedings, complete with a satin gown and a sparkling tiara.

A sale of royal memorabilia was organised by children taking part in the school’s St Luke’s Hospice Biz Kids challenge.

And, making sure a patriotic theme was maintained throughout the day, pupils swapped their usual uniform for anything they wanted to wear – so long as it was red, white or blue!

n Music, entertainment and a buffet are being laid on by a Sheffield group to mark the Jubilee.

Westminster Tenants’ and Residents’ Association at Lodge Moor is throwing the party at its base on Westminster Crescent on Thursday, May 31, from 2pm to 5pm.

Nancy Grayson, an organiser, said: “Our rooms will be decorated with flags and bunting, and music from the 1950s and 1960s will be played.”

For details, call Nancy on 0114 2301039. Entry is subject to a token fee to cover the cost of refreshments.