Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022: Activities & ideas for schools

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In 2022, Her Majesty The Queen will mark a reign of 70 years, becoming the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee. Discover free resources, activities and ideas for schools to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee.

Free Platinum Jubilee resources for schools

As schools and settings hang out the bunting and organise special celebratory events, we've developed some great new Platinum Jubilee literacy resources.

Our ideas and activities will help you support children to understand more about this historic occasion, while engaging them in reading for pleasure. From exploring picture books with early years and Key Stage 1 children, through to a Royal Reading Challenge for pupils aged 5 to 14 (Key Stages 1, 2 and 3/Years P1 to S3) we invite you to celebrate along with us.

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    Jubilee picture books list and character quiz for early years

    Discover some great picture books with royal characters to help mark the occasion of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
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    Royal Reading Challenge: Platinum Jubilee 2022

    To celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee we're encouraging pupils to ramp up their reading whilst also discovering fun and interesting facts about her reign.
    Join in
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    Celebrate the Platinum Jubilee in your classroom

    This collection of flexible, easy-to-deliver ideas will help you engage children in imaginative writing and enjoy the Jubilee celebrations in your classroom.
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Platinum Jubilee draw-along

The recording of our very special Platinum Jubilee draw-along, which took place on 23 May, is now available to to watch below.

The draw-along is led by Steve Antony, author and illustrator of the fabulous series of books The Queen's Hat, The Queen's Handbag, The Queen's Present and The Queen's Lift-Off. Steve begins by talking about his books and giving a reading of The Queen's Hat, before demonstrating how he created key characters, so that pupils can draw with him.

The event is introduced by Holly King-Mand, referred to as 'The Nation's Favourite English Teacher' by The Week Junior, who has been inspiring children with her online, live, interactive English lessons since the first lockdown.

Get pencils and paper ready before you watch so your class can join in!