Another jolly day out celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday, this time at Shalfleet Primary School. Her majesty herself appears to have found time to be with us, and the ghost of Charles 1 also showed up to have his head chopped off, multiple times. We presented every child at the school with a free copy of our God Bless the Queen book, and copies have also been given to Yarmouth, Freshwater and Brighstone schools on the Isle of Wight, our home.
The children at Shalfleet followed our presentation with a Queen’s 90th birthday tea party with food they’d helped to prepare.
We were able to secure funding to print 50,000 special copies of our God Bless the Queen book to give to primary schools around the country. Once the email had been sent offering the books to all UK primary schools we were flooded with replies requesting copies. The books were given on a first come first serve basis and all 50,000 had gone by the end of the first day.
The special edition God Bless the Queen book had a service of thanksgiving to commemorate the 90th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The service contained prayers and poems written by primary school children along with hymns ‘I vow to thee, my country’ and ‘Jerusalem’ and of course, ‘The National Anthem’.
God Bless the Queen is this first in our series of British Values books written to assist teachers of Key Stage 2 pupils. The books cover subjects required by the Department of Eduction including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect for and tolerance of these with different faiths and beliefs.
The books are available to order here