On a very sunny day in Summer 2012, we held our Garden Party. All the children and staff took part. Parents and people from the local community also came along and everybody had a wonderful time…
The Garden Party celebrated the Queen’s 60 years reign and also, the grand opening of our new Storytelling Corner.
Queen Elizabeth brought her Corgi dogs and waved from the castle balcony before mingling with the crowds. There were lots of impressive hats especially made for the occasion and all the children wore red, white and blue. Music filled the air. The local bell ringers were awesome, our recorder and flute players were brilliant and the hurdy gurdy organ got everybody’s feet tapping. We could gaze at the Crown Jewels and we even had an old style, open air London bus doing tours of the car park. Even the Queen had a go. Of course, no Garden Party is complete without food. Provided by the parents, the buffet was fantastic and fit for a Queen. We helped ourselves and ate our fill with a picnic in the playground.
The Garden Party also celebrated the opening of our new Storytelling Corner in the Outdoor Learning Area. The children had worked on designs for a huge storytelling chair and local woodcarver, Tim Gelder of Redleg Joinery made our ideas come to life. This is a very special place to read stories and it will also encourage the children to tell and write exciting, new stories.
The Storytelling Corner was officially opened by Lewis, Woodland School’s youngest pupil and by Laura, our oldest pupil disguised as the Queen. They also had two very smart soldiers as their Guard of Honour.
It was a lovely, happy, smiley day.