A primary school was excited to receive a special guest to celebrate its 60th anniversary.

Saffron Green School, in Nicoll Way, Borehamwood, celebrated the occasion with a 1950s style party yesterday afternoon- as well as receiving a special royal visitor.

Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Gloucester visited the school to mark the opening of the party, along with unveiling a special plaque to commemorate 60 years since the school’s opening in 1954.

The Duchess was welcomed by some of the school’s youngest pupils, who waved her in with flags before she was taken on a tour of the school by staff and pupils.

Children sang a song for the guests, which also included Hertsmere’s Deputy Mayor and Mayoress, that was written especially for the school by the DaCapo Music Foundation.

The Duchess was presented with flowers to thank her for her visit, while Lord Lieutenant The Countess of Verulam was also given flowers and a card to mark her 60th birthday this year.

Headteacher Linda Storey said: "The day has been a huge success.  The children really enjoyed meeting HRH The Duchess of Gloucester.  It was a truly memorable occasion which will live in the memories of the children, staff and parents for years to come.  The day ended beautifully with a funfair, BBQ and an Elvis show.

"Happy 60th birthday Saffron Green!"

Teachers, staff, parents and pupils dressed up in traditional 1950s clothing as part of the celebration, which included a party with fairground rides and stalls.