A PRIMARY School got the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations off to a flying start as they launched 200 balloons.

Each child, aged three to 11, and members of staff were given a balloon to release at West Lodge School, in Station Road, Sidcup, today (June 1).

Residents who find one of the balloons in their garden are being asked to return the attached card, so pupils can find out whose balloon flew the furthest.

The whole school spent the morning making crowns and other royal memorabilia and in the afternoon enjoyed their own playground 'Street Party', where they were entertained with magic and games by Sam Tastic.

Every pupil was presented with a commemorative coin, souvenir sports bag and water bottle to mark the jubilee.