YOUNGSTERS from Kippax North J&I School danced the afternoon away with older villagers at a 1950s tea party to celebrate the Queen’s diamond jubilee.
Year six pupils invited their grandparents and neighbours to join them for tea, a jubilee quiz and dancing at the Brexdale Avenue school on Thursday.
Chris Clarke, the school’s learning mentor, said: “We had an absolutely wonderful day. Guests were invited to bring something interesting to show our pupils, or write down an anecdote of how life was in Kippax in the 1950s.
“We had a gentleman lead the tea dancing, showing them how to do the old fashioned moves and everyone had a go.
“At the end of the day everybody received a party bag with cake and a thank you letter written by the pupils who attended the dance.”
Food, tea and decorations were provided by local supermarkets and shops after pupils wrote to businesses asking for sponsorship of the event.
Mrs Clarke added: “The pupils had a great deal of success, having items donated from Marks and Spencer, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Peckfield Farm Shop.
“They made tea lights and got donations of flowers for the tables, all the children really enjoyed the party and spending time with local residents.”