Gresham’s Royal Wedding events

Pupils at Gresham's Prep School, Holt, paid a high altitude tribute to the royal couple, by creating a human Union Jack which was photographed from the air by a parent Jason Matthews, in his microlight plane.

The youngsters donned red, white and blue bin bags to form the stripes of the flag on the school sports field as part of an all-day celebration organised by teacher Kim Quick, whose husband James is prep school headmaster.

The day kicked off with pupils and parents tucking in to a continental breakfast on the school lawn before watching the wedding on television.

Inter-house and parent versus teacher tug of war contests followed, with other outdoor attractions including go-cart rides, plate smashing, apple bobbing and face painting.

Youngsters, who also had a chance to dress up as the royal couple and pose for a photo, rounded off the day with a scavenger hunt, a football competition and a disco before gathering in the school hall to watch a Kate and William-themed video made by former Gresham's pupil Olly Boeson and a group of his fellow St Andrew's University students.

The spoof film, which has been viewed more than 300,000 times on the video sharing website youtube, charts the royals' romance while studying at St Andrew's via the Lady Gaga song Bad Romance.

Mrs Quick, who planned to present pupils with a commemorative aerial photograph, thanked all those who helped organise the day's events.

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'We have all had a fantastic time, it has exceeded all expectations,' she said.

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