Wonderful primary school children entertained people around the same age of the Queen in a real history lesson that brought learning to life.
St Anne’s Church of England Academy in Weaton-super-Mare welcomed 18 senior citizens and fed them cream tea and cake while questioning them about their lives.
The pupils really wanted to interview the Queen but instead invited 18 people from a local church.
The children sang three songs: ‘Oh I do like to be beside the seaside’, ‘Bring me sunshine in your smile’ and ‘Que sera sera’ by Doris Day. The children also recited the poem ‘Pussy cat, pussy cat, where have you been?’ before sitting down to ask the guests the questions they had written.
The amazing day happened after pupils spent a term looking at how many things have changed since the Queen was born.
During their history focus they looked at how toys, transport, technology, clothes and schools have changed over the last 93 years.
Headteacher Lisa Dadds said: “The children really wanted to interview the Queen herself but we thought it may be a long way for her to travel so we contacted our local church, St. Andrew’s Church in Congresbury to see if they had parishioners of a similar age to the Queen that would like to visit our school for a cream tea and a chat.
“The children found out so much about the past from our visitors. Life was very different for them as a child.
“Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. There was a great buzz of noise and the scones were delicious! The Year 1 children sang beautifully and showed great confidence when asking their questions. The children were absolutely fascinated by the responses from our guests.”