To mark the monumental occasion of Her Majesty the Queen’s 70 years on the throne, both the Senior and Prep School held jubilant celebrations with pupils, parents and staff enjoying picnics, music, fun and merriment in homage to our Monarch’s historic achievement.
The events, made even sweeter as the first real occasion for College communities to come together en masse since March 2020, were packed full of entertainment, tradition and patriotism, amid an undisputed cheerful buzz as people enjoyed the opportunity to openly socialise once more.
After a poignant Chapel service, and with a backdrop of breath-taking views over both the school and Framlingham Castle, Senior School party goers were treated to a packed programme of musical excellence from a range of talented pupils and staff.
The stage played host to a line-up of exceptional performances from across year groups, and musical genres, predominately covering iconic British songs spanning the 70 years of the Queen’s reign.
As part of the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative, commemorative trees were planted at both school locations, firstly on the Senior School campus by Principal Louise North (supported by a selection of our CCF cadets) and then jointly by our youngest and oldest pupils at the Prep School.
At the Prep School the day began with the creation of an amazing human work of art, paying tribute to the Queen in a special aerial display to mark her 70 years of sovereignty.
Come the afternoon the glorious grounds were awash with activities from hobby horse and jelly and spoon races in the Pre-Prep (where participants were adorned with magnificent crowns) to traditional village fete games, rounders, Molkky, croquet and dancing to a music set by resident DJ Dazzle fit for the Royal Family.
A selection of beautifully decorated cakes were also entered into the Great Brandeston Bake Off, with a number of very regal looking design produced by some clever culinary talents.
A truly special day had by all and a wonderful way to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II.