Schools and nurseries in South Tyneside have been celebrating the Queen’s 70 years with parties and other events in the days running up to the bank holiday weekend itself.
Nursery manager Karen Powell said: “This has been a fantastic week here at Ashfield Nursery celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee.
"We all dressed up on Thursday in our national colours and paraded around the garden waving our flags, which we had kindly donated by a local gentleman called George.
“We have been cooking our own shortbread crowns, we have made our own castles, had a china tea party, read stories sang the national anthem.
"We also had a traditional garden party – and lots more activities will continue through till next Wednesday.”