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School Resources for the Platinum Jubilee, 2022

The Queen at the Ceremony of the Keys 2021

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In 2022, Her Majesty The Queen becomes the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, seventy years of service, having acceded to the throne on 6 February 1952 when she was 25 years old.

Throughout the year, The Queen and members of the Royal Family will travel around the country to undertake a variety of engagements to mark this historic occasion culminating with the Platinum Jubilee Weekend in June.

The extended bank holiday, from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June, will provide an opportunity for people and communities throughout the United Kingdom to come together to celebrate the unique milestone. The programme of events will include public events and community activities, as well as national moments of reflection on The Queen’s 70 years of service.

To help your school celebrate this important moment in history, a number of linked resources and activities have been created for you that can be accessed by the four themed sections below.

 

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Who is our Queen?

In 1936 Princess Elizabeth’s life changed dramatically when her father acceded to the throne as King George VI and she became first in line to the throne. In 1937 Princess Elizabeth and her sister Princess Margaret attended their parents’ Coronation in Westminster Abbey. Find out more about The Queen’s life in this section.

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What is the role of our Queen?

Queen Elizabeth II is the longest reigning monarch in British history, having reigned for 70 years. The Queen is a constitutional monarch, meaning that, whilst the Sovereign is Head of State, it is an elected parliament that can make and pass legislation, rather than the monarch. Discover more about the role of the monarchy in this section.

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What is a Jubilee?

Royal Jubilees are an occasion to celebrate the life and reign of a monarch. These significant events are commemorated around the world. More information about past Jubilees and the Platinum Jubilee in 2022 can be explored in this section.

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Be a part of history and celebrate!

How are you going to celebrate this historic Jubilee? Discover ideas and activities to help you mark the 2022 Platinum Jubilee in this section.

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