Beechwood Park celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, turning the School red, white and blue as they engaged in a fun-filled day.
Pupils and staff alike enjoyed a wide range of activities, including a 1950s themed sports day, whole school art and music collaborations, and a picnic/barbecue.
The highlight of the day was the recreation of the Union Jack flag on the School’s front lawn, featuring all 550 Beechwood pupils. The school brass band played a series of tunes whilst pupils filed in, in colour order, and Head of Boarding and Geography Teacher Rob Humphreys captured footage of the flag from above using his drone – an iconic image that has now been widely shared across the School community.
Head of Beechwood, Ed Balfour, said: “The day was a wonderful example of collaboration at Beechwood, and we all thoroughly enjoyed celebrating Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in typically creative and characterful Beechwood style. The highlight was undoubtedly our recreation of the Union Jack on the Front Lawn – I hope Her Majesty would be proud of our efforts!”
The PE Department organised a 1950s style sports day, complete with tug of war, welly throwing, three-legged and wheelbarrow races, whilst our traditional fete included a coconut shy, pin the jewel on the crown and other activities.
The Art Department brought pupils together to creative a collaborative piece of jubilee art which now hangs proudly in the School’s Great Hall, and the Music Department taught children from Woodlands upwards a special celebratory jubilee song, before everyone enjoyed a barbecue picnic lunch on the lawn.