Children at staff at Horbury Primary Academy celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee by taking part in a host of activities and events.
Plant a Tree for the Jubilee. Accord academies each held a tree planting ceremony to create a legacy in honour of Her Majesty’s 70-year reign. Cypress trees, complete with commemorative plaques, were planted by academy pupils in special events to make memories and benefit future generations, whilst complementing the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural curriculum. Trees and railway sleepers were generously donated by the Trust’s Ground Maintenance provider, Marcus Pound, of RMP Groundcare Maintenance.
They celebrated this historic British achievement with a parade and singing assembly whereby the children and staff sang songs including The National Anthem and waved their flags.
Children over two days took part in a range of fairground activities on the astro turf including roll a penny, splat the beanbag, pin the tail on the corgi and hoopla. Also, the children and staff were treated to a visit from an ice cream van.
In the classrooms, children designed their own flags, researched the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, completed artwork and made crowns. On Thursday, children and staff wore red, white and blue!
Children also produced bunting for Lloyds Bank as part of the Jubilee celebrations. The themes for the bunting were: sustainability and hopes and dreams. A quote from the Senior Bank Manager at York: “The colleagues in the branch have all commented on how amazing all the individual drawings are and we’ve had so many customers comment on them too!”
The children at breakfast club and after school club drew pictures and wrote letters to the Queen to congratulate her on her birthday and her 7o year reign and they received a card back from Windsor Castle and information about the royal pets and the crown jewels.