Jubilee celebrations take centre stage at Werneth Primary and the Hathershaw College

Date published: 02 June 2022

Staff and students at the Hathershaw College and Werneth Primary School got right into the Royal spirit as they celebrated 70 years of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as Head of State and the Commonwealth of Nations.

This historic event has captured the hearts and minds of staff and students at the Pinnacle Learning Trust's two sites.

Mark Giles, Principal of the Hathershaw College, delivered a series of assemblies prior to the May half term holiday, celebrating the Queen’s time on the throne and using this as the impetus for exploring what it means to be British.

During a week-long series of celebrations, students experienced a range of ‘British food’ at lunchtime, each dish representing one of the decades the Queen has reigned for.

The school was awash with Union Jack bunting and lessons explored the history of the monarchy and the geography of the commonwealth.

The school does a lot to support some of the elderly residents who live locally, many of whom are the same age as the Queen.

Staff and students assembled and delivered cream tea hampers to our local elderly residents so that they can celebrate this historic event in style.

At Werneth Primary School (pictured above), special events, activities and lessons were planned in order to celebrate and learn all about the Queen and the Platinum Jubilee.

There was a special Platinum Jubilee assembly, where the children found out about the Queen’s life, her achievements and the role of the Royal family in Great Britain and across the Commonwealth.

There were then several following events and activities;

Children were invited to go into school in red, white and blue coloured clothing.

A special British food themed lunch was enjoyed, with exciting Jubilee themed desserts.

Nursery and Reception also invited parents and carers into school to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with them.

Mr Giles said: “The Platinum Jubilee is such a historic event.

"I was determined that the school marked it in some way.

"Whatever your views on the Royal Family, the Queen has dedicated her life to this country and public service, representing the country on the world stage through good and bad times.

"Most of us have only ever known one monarch in this country and when you think back over 70 years of how the world and the country has changed.

"It's amazing that she has been there through it all.”

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