The group of eight and nine-year-olds from St Charles RC Primary School, on Norfolk Street, Hull, will make the short walk to Prospect Centre tomorrow, where they will gather together at long tables for lunch outside before getting to work decorating bunting and paper crowns to mark the royal milestone.
Lee Appelton, centre manager, said: “This is such a historic event that we couldn’t just let it pass, and what better way to mark the occasion than inviting one of the primary schools who we collaborated on with our Arts in the Park project to help us celebrate.”
The students will finish off with a quaint old English afternoon tea of juice and cupcakes, which they will have hand decorated beforehand.
Headteacher Maurine Hulme said: “The Queen’s birthday is a great opportunity for us to learn about her and the children have been doing lots of research on the royal family.
“The royal picnic is going to be a great way to round things off and the children are all really looking forward to it.”