Updated: Jun 5, 2022
Bolton’s University Collegiate School has celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a special day marking the landmark event with music, games, competitions, raising money for the British Red Cross and a Big Jubilee Lunch.
Our students were involved in a phenomenal range of jubilee themed activities, rewards and learning scenarios on Thursday 26th May to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee. Everyone was involved throughout the day and each student and staff member left with a souvenir coin to commemorate the occasion.
The students at the secondary school in central Bolton, which is part of the Quest Academy Trust, have been creating decorations that have transformed the school, with regal red, white, blue, gold and purple bunting and paper chains. Alongside the decoration making and following lessons that have focused on the life of Queen Elizabeth II, students were invited to submit their own poems and art, which were displayed across the school.
The Celebration Day also included a charity bake sale, and a Big Jubilee Lunch. With music on piano, violin and drums performed by Year 11 students taking some well-earned time out from their busy GCSE exam timetable, the school’s Big Lunch celebrated the Jubilee by bringing together the students of the many communities that attend the school with food and games. Students enjoyed cakes and ice creams, and played traditional games and sport, including football, croquet and boules, with additional treats and equipment kindly provided by Iceland Foods and the Rotary Club of Turton. The winners of the Platinum Jubilee art competition were awarded prizes for their fantastic work, and all students were given a commemorative coin as a keepsake to remember the special day.