Gwenda is queen for a day at royal tea party in Shute

PUBLISHED: 18:00 26 June 2016

Queen Gwenda at the Shute School's  royal tea patry

Queen Gwenda at the Shute School's royal tea patry

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Shute Community Primary School threw open its doors and gardens last week to hold a tea party for the Queen.

Gwenda Easton, a 90-year-old resident and an active member of the parish, was invited to portray the monarch for the day.

And she certainly rose to the occasion, resplendent in a blue suit and regally seated on a throne made by the children.

Pupils, dressed in red, white and blue, entertained the guests with maypole dancing, before inviting everyone onto the playing field for a massive Circassian Circle.

Ten wooden troughs, bedded out with red, white and blue flowers planted up specially for the occasion, framed the grounds.

Every child took a plate of food to share, while the older pupils ran a variety of stalls for their enterprise projects.

The school also put a collection of old school log books on show along with a small collection of old photographs of the school.

Anyone who has any old, or not-so-old, pictures of the school is asked to email them to admin@shuteprimary.co.uk or take them to the school.


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