Resource type: Event
Price band: Free
Key stage: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5
Region(s): All of UK
On 6th February 2022, Her Majesty The Queen became the longest reigning monarch in British history. The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend to honour Her Majesty The Queen’s 70 years of service takes place from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June.
The Platinum Jubilee website has a range of free resources, including:
- A Platinum Jubilee Toolkit with templates for bunting and posters, themed recipes and a Platinum Playlist of artists who have performed at previous Jubilee concerts.
- A ‘Design a Jubilee Crown’ Creative Challenge.
- An interactive map of celebration events around the country.
About platinumjubilee.gov.uk: The platinumjubilee.gov.uk website provides information about the many ways to get involved in the Platinum Jubilee celebrations in 2022.
- Join Steve Antony, author and illustrator of The Queen’s Hat for a Platinum Jubilee Draw-Along on Monday 23rd May at 10.30am. The event will be live-streamed on YouTube and will remain available to view afterwards for schools that want to run the activity at a later time.
- Steve Antony is also running a Queen’s Hat Art Competition with the chance to win an online author visit plus signed copies of all four books in The Queen’s Hat series. Create a class display of hats fit for a queen and share on Twitter or Instagram by June 25th to enter.
- Download the National Literacy Trust’s free activity pack with easy-to-implement ideas designed to engage pupils with imaginative and creative literacy activities, or get involved with their Royal Reading Challenge.
- Books for Topics has a Queen Elizabeth II list of titles for primary schools.
- Download a free Platinum Jubilee teaching resource pack from First News that explores the significance behind the historic event, including special editions of First News, themed activities, and historical timelines. Resource packs available for KS1 – KS4.
- Explore Usborne’s Platinum Jubilee Quicklinks to find out some surprising facts about Her Majesty The Queen and what it’s like to wear a crown. Or take a Virtual Day Out and tour Buckingham Palace.
- The BBC Teach website has a Platinum Jubilee assembly framework and supporting resources suitable for KS1 and KS2.
- The Royal Collection Trust has a range of resources for schools arranged into four themes that look at the role of the monarch, the life of The Queen and the significance of Royal Jubilees past and present.
- Find out more about heritage sites in your area using the Interactive Story Map created by Historic England. The map displays hundreds of images of the Queen visiting significant buildings, places and events across England during her reign, alongside information about the visit and a brief history of the site itself.