Patriotic pupils celebrated the Queen on the day she became the longest-reigning monarch in British history.
Children at Lynnfield Primary School, in Hartlepool, enjoyed a day of street parties, traditional games and special assemblies to mark the historic occasion.
Yesterday, the Queen, aged 89, overtook the record set by her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria to become the nation’s longest reigning sovereign by being on the throne for 23,226 days – well over 63 years.
Lynnfield Primary’s early years leader, said: “The children really enjoyed the day and they all enjoyed receiving their commemorative medals from the council.
“They made flags and crowns and they learned the first verse of the national anthem. They all went home with a lot of memories and hopefully they will remember the reason why.”
The school used the day to teach the children about Her Majesty from how she has served the country to where she lives.