Derbyshire pupils fly the flag for Jubilee celebrations
Thousands of children in our schools will be hanging out the bunting to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
More than 40,000 pupils at 230 schools across the county are taking part in "street party" celebrations to mark the sovereign's 60 years on the throne.
Special party and dinner menus have been created by the our school catering service to mark the royal anniversary.
Instead of their usual school dinners, youngsters will tuck in to sandwiches, cheese straws, vegetable fingers or royal roast pork with all the trimmings, queen Quorn pasta and celebration cookies and cupcakes.
Schools that have signed up will also receive flags, bunting and patriotic red, white and blue balloons to decorate their buildings and help the party go with a swing.
Pupils will be taking part in games, quizzes and craft activities with a royal theme and every child involved will be presented with a certificate to commemorate the landmark.
Derbyshire County Council Leader Councillor Andrew Lewer said:
"This is a truly momentous occasion - something that only comes along once in a lifetime.
"I am delighted that so many children are involved in these celebrations which I'm sure they will remember for many years to come.
"The Diamond Jubilee is also a perfect opportunity for Derbyshire communities to come together to celebrate."
Street parties will be taking place in most of the schools involved in the run up to the Diamond Jubilee with some events held afterwards.
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