Young partygoers create royal mural at jubilee party in Lower Clapton

In between jaunts on one of five bouncy castles, learning to jive, and hunting for treasure, one group of youngsters celebrating the Diamond Jubilee found time to create a beautiful mural.

The artwork, which features a giant flag motif, will be a permanent reminder of the celebrations in honour of the Queen that were held at Mandeville Primary School yesterday (Friday, June 1).

The children took turns to work with an artist to help design the mural, and a relay system saw them moved around to enjoy various other activities – such as games and cupcake decorating – during the party, which included a picnic lunch, at the school in Oswald Street, Lower Clapton.

Head of school Emma Penzer told the Gazette: “This was a real community event – the children had fun and so did the parents. Everyone was in great spirits.

“This was a celebration of the Queen’s hard work on throne for 60 years, but also a celebration of our children’s achievements, because they’ve been working really hard too!”