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School in Wembley celebrates Queen’s 90th birthday with a tea party

PUBLISHED: 13:06 10 June 2016 | UPDATED: 14:29 10 June 2016

David Jones, Iris Fordyce, 8, Margaret Tyler and Cleo McIntosh, 8, at the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations at Byron Court School.

David Jones, Iris Fordyce, 8, Margaret Tyler and Cleo McIntosh, 8, at the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations at Byron Court School.

Jonathan Goldberg

A north Wembley primary school celebrated the Queen’s birthday with a surprise visit from one of her biggest fans.

Pupils at Byron Court School dressed up in red, white and blue for the Queen's 90th birthday celebrationPupils at Byron Court School dressed up in red, white and blue for the Queen's 90th birthday celebration

Royal collector and Wembley resident Margaret Tyler joined pupils at Byron Court School in Spencer Road, as they celebrated Queen Elizabeth 11 90th birthday party.

The pupils, who were encouraged to dress in red, white and blue, enjoyed a picnic on the school field while listening to the melodic sounds of famous pieces of English music.

Rehaan Selvaneasn, 8, at the Queen's 90th celebrations at Byron Court School.Rehaan Selvaneasn, 8, at the Queen's 90th celebrations at Byron Court School.

They sang a rousing version of happy birthday and the National Anthem.

Fiona Khalfi, a teaching assistant at the school, said: “During the week the children learnt about the British Royal family and their place in history, during the holidays some children created beautiful regal works of art including a corgi, a royal crown fit for the Queen and a Lego Prince William.

Royal collector Margaret Tyler at the Queen's 90th celebrations at Byron Court School   pic credit: Jonathan Goldberg.Royal collector Margaret Tyler at the Queen's 90th celebrations at Byron Court School pic credit: Jonathan Goldberg.

“We invited Margaret Tyler, a local resident who has one of the largest private collections of royal memorabilia in the country, to come and share her knowledge of the Royal family with the children, and admire the children’s portraits of the Queen displayed around the school.

“It was a fun packed afternoon enjoyed by all.”


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