CHILDREN at a Bolton school have been working hard during the Queen’s Jubilee and have sang an original song which has reached over 100,000 views on Youtube.

The school’s song ‘Our Queen’, was written by headteacher Matt Harding’s sister - who is a musician in Bolton.

It has been recorded and uploaded to Spotify and Youtube, with as many as 300 schools across the country already downloading it and using it to celebrate.

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It has been so popular that Matt has been on Radio Manchester to talk about the song, and some of the children have been interviewed on Bolton FM.

Matt from St Peter’s Smithills Dean School added: “It’s been fantastic.

“The song has done so well and reached so many views in just a few days.

“We wanted a song to sing for the Jubilee instead of the national anthem.

“My sister has written songs for schools in the past, and it was the reception teachers’ idea to do this.

“It’s really taken off.”

Vicki Park – who is a high-level teaching assistant for art and design technology - at the school – has also helped the children create a display of the Queen’s crown, union flag, and bunting for inside school.

Pupils from year two all the way through to year six have helped paint individual tiles with their own designs on to mark the occasion.

Those in reception also made handmade cards for the Queen.

Other activities included a children’s bake off, where cakes were made at school, with some donated to the elderly.

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Vicki added: “We have been working for two weeks on these displays.

“The kids have just been absolutely incredible.

“Every single child was involved in some way, and it’s all been amazing.

“The children cut all the tiny tiles and the flag out, and I cut out the crown with a jigsaw.

“The individual tiles were then painted with acrylic paints, in red, white, blue, and silver.

“Then with the designs the children had planned they chose their favourite to paint.”

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Everything was made out of wood, which was donated by Axfords, Bolton.             As part of the celebrations the children also learned about the Queen, with staff, children, and parents/guardians, all unwinding with a garden party.

Matt added: “It’s a great celebration as a community for the Queen, showing what it means to us all on a very special day.

“Everyone mucked in, and I am so proud of the children singing fantastically and being so creative with the displays.”