Arnage Jubilee celebrations

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FAMILIES at Arnage celebrated the Diamond Jubilee last week with a special jubilee day with fun events for all the family.

Parents and children basked in glorious summer weather at Arnage Primary. A King and Queen were elected for the day - Sam Douglas and Kitty Burton - who opened the event, which featured facepainting, baked goods, a fancy dress party and nearly-new goods stall. There were also wet sponges to be thrown at ex pupils, and representation from Foveran Primary where acting Arnage headmistress Gaye Stephenson is also in charge.

Emma Dawson, who is a member of Arnage Parent Council said: “We felt that the Jubilee was a good excuse to bring the whole community together and have a party.

In addition, Ellon Academy pupil Stephen Halmshaw hosted a stall selling freshly made pancakes with a variety of fillings to help raise money towards the £5100 he needs to fund his gap a year in Thailand.

Arnage headmistress Gaye Stephenson told the Times it was a ‘fantastic’ day.

“It was a real community event, with emphasis on spending time together. It also raised a significant amount of money for the school.

“The children took part in fancy dress and pet competitions, well throwing, football kicking - all sorts of fun stuff. They also created jubilee themed fruit punches and sold them.

“Credit must go to the Parent Council - they organised the event, and did an excellent job.”