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Celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at BSB!

See an introduction by Year 8 Gabriella and photos of how our students had a fun and creative day to mark this significant occasion!

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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022  

By Year 8 Gabriella Wilson 

Royal Jubilees are the occasion where people celebrate the life and reign of the Monarch. The Platinum Jubilee in particular marks 70 years of the service of The Queen to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms, and the Commonwealth. Queen Elizabeth II acceded to the throne on 7th of February 1952, at the age of 25, after the death of her father, King George VI. Her Coronation took place at Westminster Abbey on the 2nd of June 1953, at the age of 27. This will be celebrated for four days across the UK over the coming weekend. In addition, The Queen has previously celebrated her Silver Jubilee in 1977, her Golden Jubilee in 2002, and her Diamond Jubilee in 2012. This Platinum Jubilee, marking a long milestone of 70 years on the throne, makes her the longest serving British Monarch and the first British Monarch to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee! 

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There are many different celebrations and events planned for the Platinum Jubilee, below is a quick overview of the different events happening:  

  • Trooping the Colour on Horse Guards Parade to mark The Queen’s official birthday (2nd June) 

  • Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s cathedral (3rd June) 

  • Platinum Party at the Palace hosted by the BBC (4th June) 

  • Record-breaking picnic in the grounds at Windsor Castle (5th June) 

  • The Platinum Jubilee Pageant hosted at Buckingham Palace (5th June) 

There are just so many events, large and small, being organized around the whole country. Something that is different and unique that people are doing for this Jubilee is ‘The Queen’s Green Canopy’ activity. This is where everyone cooperates to enhance our environment by planting trees during the official planting season.  

During the celebration, people at home would also have street parties, garden parties, decorative bunting and eat traditional British foods like Pork Pies, Ham, Coronation Chicken, Trifles, and the Platinum Pudding (winner of a National Competition to design the celebration dessert).

Our students also had a fun and creative day to mark this significant occasion. Queen's Jubilee Day at BSB!

Through the variety of activities, we would like our students to consider and appreciate what a remarkable monarch and leader Queen Elizabeth II has proven herself to be. Whether or not you are a citizen of the United Kingdom, or a member of the Commonwealth, everyone can appreciate and acknowledge her amazing achievements!

In Primary, students considered the question, ‘What makes a great leader?’ and identified these qualities in Queen Elizabeth II and learn how to apply it ourselves.

They participated in some quintessential British activities off screen such as a ‘bake off’, a picnic with scones and jam, a quiz about the UK, scavenger hunts and much more!

Students researched interesting facts about the British monarchy and share their learning – and their baking - with their teachers and peers at the end of the school day.

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To celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth, the Secondary students will be given the opportunity to get involved in a variety of off-screen activities. They will begin by looking through what the Platinum Jubilee with their form tutors along with some interesting facts about the 70-year reign of England’s longest serving monarch.

  • For example, did you know that the Queen needed to save ration coupons, along with the rest of the nation, to create her wedding dress?
  • Or that the first football match she ever attended was the 1953 FA Cup final?
  • Or that she introduced a new breed of dog called the ‘dorgi’?

Students will then be invited to participate in different creative projects to commemorate the occasion that hark back to British traditions associated with the celebrations that take place during a royal event. Some examples include creating bunting to hang in their rooms, designing and wearing a mock crown and attending lessons in a royal family mask! In a fusion activity linking China and Britain, student can also create a Union Jack fortune teller and add in their own comments and thoughts.

Our House Competition will allow students to submit photographs of the things they create at home and any other related activities that follow the theme of the royal family. Every student who submits a photograph will receive a metal badge that they can proudly wear on their blazer in school.

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Now please click below to watch a video created by our NAE Regional Managing Director, Dr Terry Creissen, OBE to share with the younger students at our China International Schools to help mark this special event.

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Watch "The Queen's Hat"

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