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Jubilee Street Party: Celebrating a 60-year Reign in the Rain – 3 June 2012

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Windy, cold, and overwhelmingly wet. But in the face of the Great British weather, our Jubilee Street Party was to go ahead regardless, as a hundred of Mallow Park’s residents and their friends and relatives celebrated 60 years of Her Majesty’s reign – in the rain.

SMILES ALL AROUND: Even the Duke of Edinburgh and the Queen were present at our Diamond Jubilee Street Party, along with 107 other residents. (030_IMG_4066_ARB)

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Red, White, and Blue – 2 June 2012

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RED WHITE AND BLUE: Everywhere you go, you'll see Union Flags flying proudly. (686148_98143394 Debbie Schiel)

Those three colours: red, white, and blue. They’re everywhere, from newspapers to lampposts. Two weeks ago, they were in the skies as the Red Arrows flew over Windsor, and you can’t go anywhere without seeing a Union Flag displayed in a window. Adopted 200 years ago, it’s cooler than ever now, as the country celebrates the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this weekend and continues to follow the Olympic Flame’s route as the ‘cheese grater’ torch travels around the country.

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FPSS Gunge-A-Teacher – 29 March 2012

Over the last fortnight, each of the eight houses at Furze Platt (all named after nearby towns which lie on the Thames) has organised charity fundraiser events. From bake sales to magic shows, car washes to concerts, hundreds of pounds has been made for each house’s chosen charity.

A SIGHT TO BEHOLD: Staff and pupils gathered to watch colleagues and teachers get gunged. (IMG_9549)

Today, it was the turn of Windsor House to raise precious pennies for their nominated organisation, as what seemed like half the school gathered during second break on one of the top playing fields to find out which teacher had been voted to be gunged.

STICKY STUFF: The yellow, custard 'gunge'. (IMG_9530)

It’s not the first time Furze Platt’s held a ‘Gunge-A-Teacher’ event – back in 2007, Mr Shepherd and the recently-departed Mr Neill were covered in thick, red gloop for Red Nose Day.

20P A POP: Miss English sells last-minute votes to decide which teacher was to be gunged. (IMG_9523)

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