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Schools join Windsor Castle broadcast and tea party

'Happy Birthday, Your Majesty' streamed live from Windsor Castle into classrooms around the world on Friday

Posted by Hannah Oakman | June 13, 2016 | Events

Over 600,000 students from schools around the world watched a special live broadcast on Friday and thousands of schools hosted tea parties to celebrate the official 90th birthday of Her Majesty The Queen.

Discovery Education was given exclusive access to the Quadrangle at Windsor Castle, where a marquee hosted a national schools’ tea party.

One hundred lucky children from UK primary schools attended, in a unique celebration of the life of Britain's longest reigning monarch.

Presented by Diane Louise Jordan and Joe Crowley, ‘Happy Birthday, Your Majesty’ allowed pupils to step inside the historic royal residence.

Aimed at primary school pupils, the engaging interactive broadcast explored the nine decades of The Queen’s life, shining a light on her role in the British constitution.

Discovery Education wanted to inspire schools everywhere to host their own tea parties, and offered free resources to make it easy for them to do so. Fantastic tea party packs were given to teachers registering to watch ‘Happy Birthday, Your Majesty’, enabling schools around the world to take part in this historic, one-time event.

Lewis Bronze, MBE, Founder and Director of Content at Discovery Education said: “We were delighted to have been given special access to Windsor Castle and to enable so many schools to celebrate with us. Pupils all over the world were able to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday, both by taking part in our celebration and by using our digital resources to host a tea party of their own.”

The schools attending the tea party at Windsor were: Claycots School, Slough, Montem Academy, Slough, St George's School, Windsor, Claires Court School, Maidenhead and Beatrix Potter School, Wandsworth.

An on-demand version of the 30 minute broadcast will be available shortly on the Discovery Education website: For a video from the event, visit:

All images courtesy of Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2016.




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