Last Friday, to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday, the children at Kew College combined with neighbours, The Queen's Church of England Primary School, for a hugely successful Street Party. The road was closed off as tables and chairs were placed in the street to accommodate approximately 700 children from Nursery to Year 6. Bunting, balloons and flags adorned the road with red, white and blue colours shining brightly in the sunlight. As the music started to play the children took to the street to eat lunch with the children from Queen's and feast on cake and fruit provided by the schools. The enthusiastic chatter of the children was seen by residents and staff, as the children created bonds with their peers. At midday Zac Goldsmith, MP officially opened the party, and joined in the celebrations and singing himself.
After eating lunch, the children took part in singing some songs from each of the decades that the Queen has reigned for, including "Rock Around the Clock" and "Yellow Submarine"; a firm favourite at Kew College. The children were dancing with sheer delight to all the music, with staff joining in as well. After this the children then spilled into the two schools to take part in a host of different activities from crown making, face painting and table tennis, to sponge throwing and a photo booth. The children were able to make friends with the children of Queen's, and the sound of laughter and fun echoed down Cumberland Road. It was such a wonderful event, that really brought the local community together and cemented our friendship to Queen's school. Happy Birthday Your Majesty, we loved celebrating in your honour!