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Fenland school's artwork to feature in Platinum Jubilee celebrations

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Staff and children from the Anthony Curton School, Walpole St Peter, are over the moon to learn their school is one of just 200 chosen nationwide to have artwork on show to the world for The Queen’s Jubilee.

The River of Hope will form a central part of the Jubilee celebrations.

The Queen has always shown a great love and respect for the natural environment. Through this programme young people from around the world have been encouraged to think about the importance of safeguarding the future of their own natural environment.

walpole school jubilee artwork (56913755)
walpole school jubilee artwork (56913755)

Schools worked with their teachers and received packs which promoted the use of art to teach environmental themes. The children created imaginative pieces of artwork, using art and design skills and utilising either natural or recycled materials,while thinking about their hopes and aspirations for the next 70 years.

The final designs have a scalloped edging to reference a postage stamp. and 200 of the artworks created have been selected to be printed onto silk flags.

The artwork from this project will form part of The Queen's Platinum Jubilee pageant on Sunday, June 5 celebrating her incredible 70-year reign.

The event takes place in and around the streets near Buckingham Palace, St James’s Park and Whitehall.

Head teacher, Dawn Liddle, said: “The live event will be broadcast across the globe on the BBC from 2.30pm to 5pm and be watched by a predicted one billion people!

"It is such an exciting thought that so many people right across the world will be able to see what our school has created. Following the pageant, a number of the flags will be displayed as part of a public exhibition at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich from September 26 to October 30. Once the exhibition is finished, we will receive our flag back and it will be proudly displayed at school.”

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