Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrated with ‘Coronation’ event in Clitheroe

Infants from Pendle Primary School are pictured at St. Mary's Church Jubilee service in Clitheroe.
Infants from Pendle Primary School are pictured at St. Mary's Church Jubilee service in Clitheroe.

Children from Reception, Year One and Year Two at Pendle Primary School in Clitheroe celebrated HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee at Clitheroe Parish Church where they were joined by their parents and family members.

All the pupils had made crowns and medals for the special “Coronation” event.

A Queen and her consort were chosen from each class and one pupil who played the role of Archbishop – expertly guided by the Rev. Andy Froud – carried out the crowning ceremony.

Children learnt about the significance of the oil, orb and sceptre made by the reception children.

The ceremony ended with 150 children waving Union Flags kindly donated by the church.

Mrs Jane Govender said: “The children then returned to school to enjoy a special Diamond Jubilee lunch which will add to the memories of this special occasion and undoubtedly last a lifetime.” On Friday the children spent the morning preparing fruit punch, scones, cucumber sandwiches and bunting ready for the afternoon’s street party. An event supported by the Friends of Pendle.

The 175 pupils in Key Stage Two celebrated the Diamond Jubilee with a rounders festival and picnic. To mark the occasion they were presented with a specially designed certificate.

They spent the morning taking part in a variety of Jubilee-based activities including designing their own royal emblems and crowns.

Events culminated with a whole school assembly where the National Anthem was sung and Year Six pupils were presented with commemorative medals by Dr Sam Johnson, vice-chair of governors. The 50 Year Six children then presented the rest of the pupils with their medals.

Head teacher Mrs Alison Callon said: “I’m sure the children will have fantastic memories of this very special occasion. It has certainly been an exciting week in school!”