It's always good to have a marching band to hand when you’re celebrating a special birthday.
Chase Bridge Primary School, in Whitton, marked its 60th anniversary on Tuesday by welcoming some neighbours from Kneller Hall, home to the Royal Military School of Music.
Colonel Barry Jenkins and his band helped get the party swinging at the school, in Kneller Road, and played a fanfare to herald the coronation of the school’s king and queen.
Richmond mayor Meena Bond was among the visitors to witness a time capsule being buried, while the day’s festivities concluded with a 1950s-themed street party.
The birthday celebrations continued throughout the week.
An in-school museum featuring artwork by pupils opened to the public yesterday (Thursday) and youngsters were due to hit the dance floor at a rock and roll party this afternoon (Friday).