Schools mark Queen's jubilee
Schools across ODST have been marking the Queen's platinum jubilee with events and celebrations.
St Christopher's CE Primary in Langford, West Oxfordshire received a tree as part of the Queen's green canopy, which was planted by the school's gardening club. They welcomed members of the local community for the celebrations, along with Lord-Lieutenant of Oxfordshire and MP Robert Courts.
It was a double celebration for the school, which opened a brand-new outdoor area for Early Years children, who were excited to watch the Lord-Lieutenant use a sword to cut the ribbon.
Across ODST, schools embraced the learning opportunities presented by the history of the past 70 years, the chance to be creative and to have fun together after the challenges of the past two years. For example:
- Tackley and Banbury St Mary's schools held themed days focusing on decades of the Queen's reign, with fancy dress, music and parties.
- Kidmore End school held a street party and bake off.
- At St John's in Reading, reception children grew cress and made their own sandwiches for a jubilee picnic.
- Pupils at Benson CE Primary produced some incredible portrait artwork.
- Children at Brize Norton's forest school lessons made bunting and crowns out of natural materials, and took part in outdoor cooking to make scones.
- Fir Tree school in Wallingford learned about the jubilee as part of their wider work on British history.