Hartlepool pupils celebrate Queen’s record reign

Children from Mrs Preston's class at Lynnfield Primary celebrating the Queen becoming the longest reigning monarch in British history. Picture by FRANK REID
Children from Mrs Preston's class at Lynnfield Primary celebrating the Queen becoming the longest reigning monarch in British history. Picture by FRANK REID

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.

Queen Elizabeth II smiles as she opens Newtongrange railway station, on the day she becomes Britain's longest reigning monarch, as she and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, travel by steam train to inaugurate the new �294 million Scottish Borders Railway. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 9, 2015. See PA story ROYAL Reign. Photo credit should read: Ian Rutherford/PA Wire

Queen Elizabeth II smiles as she opens Newtongrange railway station, on the day she becomes Britain's longest reigning monarch, as she and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, travel by steam train to inaugurate the new �294 million Scottish Borders Railway. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 9, 2015. See PA story ROYAL Reign. Photo credit should read: Ian Rutherford/PA Wire

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.

Faahaan Hussain and Thomas Taylor at Lynnfield Primary celebrating the Queen becoming the longest reigning monarch in British history. Picture by FRANK REID

Faahaan Hussain and Thomas Taylor at Lynnfield Primary celebrating the Queen becoming the longest reigning monarch in British history. Picture by FRANK REID

Deeba Begum and Ronnie McGarry at Lynnfield Primary celebrating the Queen becoming the longest reigning monarch in British history. Picture by FRANK REID

Deeba Begum and Ronnie McGarry at Lynnfield Primary celebrating the Queen becoming the longest reigning monarch in British history. Picture by FRANK REID

(left to right) Ruby Thornton, Thomas Brown and Shannon Grafton-James at Lynnfield Primary celebrating the Queen becoming the longest reigning monarch in British history. Picture by FRANK REID

(left to right) Ruby Thornton, Thomas Brown and Shannon Grafton-James at Lynnfield Primary celebrating the Queen becoming the longest reigning monarch in British history. Picture by FRANK REID