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queen's birthday party at school

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prepschoolinsanity Mon 30-May-16 13:47:44

my son's school is having a party for the queen's birthday. The children have to make bunting with a picture they have drawn themselves of something to do with the queen - a corgi say, or a crown.

I'm debating whether our picture should feature a flea or a hookworm...

Becky546 Mon 30-May-16 13:49:34

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katemiddletonsnudeheels Mon 30-May-16 13:49:52

Parasite op means.

prepschoolinsanity Mon 30-May-16 13:51:58

you are correct kateMiddleton. Of course I wont send her with such a pic, but I'll get her to draw a corgi, and then I will draw a tiny flea, and feel much better about the whole nonsensical 'celebration'

SalemSaberhagen Mon 30-May-16 13:53:19

Woah OP, you're so cool.

Becky546 Mon 30-May-16 13:54:47

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insancerre Mon 30-May-16 13:56:44

I am not a fan of the royal family at all but I planned and hosted a royal celebration at work because I work with children and the day wasn't about me or my views

StillStayingClassySanDiego Mon 30-May-16 14:01:20

Any excuse for a party, that's what I reckonsmile.

SenecaFalls Mon 30-May-16 14:01:21

Don't be "dissing" corgis. The one who lives in our house will not be happy. wink

katemiddletonsnudeheels Mon 30-May-16 14:03:23

Sorry Becky. When you said 'explain a bit more' I assumed you didn't know what OP meant.

katemiddletonsnudeheels Mon 30-May-16 14:03:38

Cute senaca

SpringSpringSpring Mon 30-May-16 14:14:10

Great idea, hate all the royal-fawning crap - if the point is to just invent a reason for a party, they could be much more creative!

OnceThereWasThisGirlWho Mon 30-May-16 14:17:44


Isn't it possible to be a conscientious objector, though, insancerre?

Because it doesn't seem like it it many ways. Celebrating a pampered family who have inherited vast wealth whilst others are sleeping on the streets is grotesque.

What if it was celebrations for ISIS/ISIL/whatever they're called now? Would you still plan and host a celebration because the day wasn't about you or your views?

I just do not understand the increasingly royalist tendencies of the nation, alongside increasing poverty and inequality. It must be one of those odd psychological paradoxes - the poorer people are the more they scrape and bow to those they are encouraged to think of as superior.

KC225 Mon 30-May-16 14:18:09

We were invited to a jubilee party, despite being anti royal we love a party. Got some punk God Save The Queen (iconic Sex Pistols image complete with safety pins) iron transfers from eBay. Put them on white vests. Gave both 5 year old mochicans via lots of hair and wash out spray colour. We had masses of laughs and compliments. A few tutts but ain't there always. Print out the sex pistols logo for bunting. Kids will be none the wiser but you stake your pitch with adults

Becky546 Mon 30-May-16 14:59:29

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katemiddletonsnudeheels Mon 30-May-16 14:59:57


ExitPursuedByBear Mon 30-May-16 15:01:59

Let me know when the ISIS celebration is.

Eigg Mon 30-May-16 15:03:00

No Royal birthday celebrations happening at any schools I'm aware of locally <whistles "oh flower of Scotland" quietly>

Egosumquisum Mon 30-May-16 15:03:55

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Fairuza Mon 30-May-16 15:04:56

insancerre - it wasn't about the children or their views either, so who were you doing it for?

DownHereInTheHorridHouse Mon 30-May-16 15:07:23

We're in Scotland and there's one here Eigg.

Going for corgi theme as well - everyone in our village hates me anyway (incomer, non-Church, anti-Royal, don't drink), so I could either make that even worse or just concentrate on dogs . . .

Eigg Mon 30-May-16 15:15:04

Oh dear Down smile

I'm not actually anti Royal, I don't mind them as long as they behave themselves. I have no desire to bake Queenie cupcakes though.

MrsPickwick Mon 30-May-16 15:17:12

It wasn't about me or my views

Whose views was it about then?

Monarchism in schools is just state propaganda to me - get them young, then hopefully when they grow up they won't question it. I agree with Once. Just because something happens to be the dominant ideology, doesn't mean you can't question or challenge it. All the more reason to, in fact.

Egosumquisum Mon 30-May-16 15:20:30

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DumbDailyMail Mon 30-May-16 15:29:26

I'm an anti-royalist and I would be confusedhmm about the birthday party but I probably couldn't be bothered doing anything about it. I'd let the DC choose what they wanted to draw but I wouldn't be disappointed if they choose something controversial.

I don't understand the fawning over people who are only important because of being 'Royal'. I prefer democratically elected leaders.

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