04:01AM, Wednesday 30 May 2012
Congratulations and jubilation filled the air as excited school children arrived at Windsor Castle to celebrate the diamond jubilee.
The Jubilation school event this week saw more than 1,600 children from 33 schools across the Home Counties attending creative workshops at the castle.
They got to follow a special 'Diamond Jubilee trail', learning amazing facts about the Queen as they went, and painted pictures of the Queen.
Royal Collection learning manager Penny Russell said: "We wanted to offer something special in the two weeks leading up to the diamond jubilee weekend that was free of charge.
"It is after all a momentous event in the life of the nation."
Similar workshops will run from Wednesday to Sunday next week for families visiting the castle, included in the admission price.
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