School children to fly the flag for Queen’s diamond jubilee

CHILDREN in Shirebrook and Bolsover 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 county council’s school catering service to mark the royal anniversary.

Schools that have signed up will also receive flags, bunting and patriotic red, white and blue balloons to decorate their buildings.

Derbyshire County Council leader Coun 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.”

Local schools taking part include: Anthony Bek Community Primary School; Bolsover C of E Junior School; Palterton Primary School; Park Schools Federation (Shirebrook); St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School; Stubbin Wood Special School; Whaley Thorns Primary School.