Pupils are gifted Jubilee mementos

June 2, 2022

A commemorative coin and cuddly teddy bear have been given to every pupil at Camblesforth Community Primary Academy by the Parish Council to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Parish Council Chair, Neal Yates, said that while he remembered previous jubilees, for many children this would be their first. He said: “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity that none of us will witness again. A reign of 70 years is a remarkable achievement.”

“The parish council decided to celebrate by giving the children something to remember it by.” Camblesforth Community Primary Academy headteacher, Dave Card, said: “The children will be thrilled and I’m sure the gifts will be treasured forever. I am so pleased the parish council have been so generous to the children - thank you very much.”

Camblesforth Parish Council, and a number of volunteers from the village are also organising a family fun day with a jubilee garden party at Camblesforth Hall on Sunday, June 5. The free event will feature music, birds of prey, afternoon tea and classic cars. Parish council Vice Chair, Steph Coleman said: “It’s a great opportunity for the whole community to celebrate together.”

Camblesforth Community Primary Academy children prepare to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a commemorative coin and teddy bear each, presented by Camblesforth Parish Council chair Neal Yates, right, and vice chair Steph Coleman. Headteacher Dave Card and children join in the celebrations. (02-06-101 SU)

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