DONCASTER’S schools got the Jubilee fun underway early with youngsters taking part in a range of activities.
Street and garden parties were the order of the day as thousands of children celebrated the Queen’s succession to the throne before the half-term holidays.
Youngsters from Thorne Brooke Primary rang in the start of the Jubilee on Friday with a patriotic display of bell ringing.
Children at the Wike Gate Road school have been learning campanology for almost two years, and put on their debut performance at the nearby parish church.
Author Gervaise Phinn was guest of honour at Town Field Primary as the school celebrated the unveiling of its £2 million refurbishment which included a new nursery and reception unit as well as an extended hall.
Councillors and former staff were also invited to the day.
More than 730 pupils and staff celebrated the Jubilee at The Hayfield School with the main hall turned into retrospective of British life through a montage depicting how society has changed during the Queen’s reign.
More than 300 guests dressed in red, white and blue turned out in force at Rosedale School in Scawsby for a celebratory lunch.
Meanwhile youngsters at Kirk Sandall Infant School gave their stamp of approval to proceedings.
For the school teamed up with the Edenthorpe branch of Sainsburys to design special jubilee stamps which were displayed in the Thorne Road store over the Jubilee weekend.