Children across the Bradford district are joining in with the excitement in the lead up to the celebrations to mark Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Although the Bank Holiday weekend of events celebrating the occasion falls during the school holidays, many schools are not letting that dampen their enthusiasm.
Three of the district’s primary and nursery schools that are joining in with the celebrations are Reevy Hill Primary School in BD6, Strong Close Nursery School in Keighley and St Francis Primary School in BD2.
At Reevy Hill Primary School pupils have been learning about the Coronation as part of their History lessons and on Thursday 26 May there will be a special event with a day of activities where each child will receive a special commemorative coin.
The day will also include a parade around the local area with each class representing a different decade of Her Majesty’s reign, as well as a garden party.
Strong Close Nursery School in Keighley will be holding a garden party on Wednesday 15 June for families and each pupil will receive a special commemorative coin.
A tree will be planted and a new seating area will be unveiled in memory of one of the school governors who sadly passed away during the pandemic.
At St Francis Primary School in BD2 children have been learning the National Anthem to perform at a street party on Thursday 27 May where pupils will be dressing up in red, white and blue.
Children will also receive a special commemorative bookmark to mark the event and will be taking part in planting seeds and flowers as part of the Tower of London Super Bloom project.
Councillor Imran Khan, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Education, Employment and Skills, said: “Celebrations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee are a great opportunity for learning as well as having fun.
“I’m sure these activities and events will create wonderful memories of this important date in our history and will be something that the children will remember for many years to come. I’m sure they will have a great time.”