Independent Boarding School Celebrates The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Independent Boarding School Celebrates The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Students and staff at a North Yorkshire Independent Boarding School have entered the spirit of celebrating Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate kicked off the celebrations with a Platinum Jubilee Picnic, bringing together a historic event for the Collegiate.

Two Independent Boarding School students celebrating the jubilee.A Sweet Celebration Involving The Whole Independent Boarding School

The catering team created 1700 bespoke Jubilee picnic boxes for the occasion which contained the special QE Platinum Jubilee cupcake. The QE Kitchen even hosted a competition for students to design a cupcake decoration. The whole school participated in the competition with two students from Chapter House winning! Joey (Year 2) and Fleur (Year 5) saw a combination of their winning designs come to life.

Everyone gathered at The Hub (at the heart of the school campus) and enjoyed entertainment from the Jonny Ross band. 

QE's youngest children from Chapter House even attempted running the 'Jubilee Mile'. Their fundraising efforts raised £760 for The British Red Cross.

A Week-long Celebration!

The celebrations have extended into half term, with many of the Independent Boarding School students choosing to stay on site for a special Jubilee ‘Best of British’ themed week. Activities include decorating dorm competitions and a Boarding Street Party on the Bank Holiday weekend. Also, Students will be eating from special British-themed dinner menus all week, complete with traditional British foods.

Students celebrating at The Hub at Queen Ethelburga's

The peak of the celebrations will see the historic Thorpe Underwood Hall lit up in the colours of the Union Jack flag this evening with a specially built Jubilee Beacon. The Team QE Estates team, with the help of mechanic, Kris Weston, built the Jubilee Beacon especially for the occasion.

Message From The Principal

Daniel Machin, Principal of the Independent Boarding School, said,

"Our student and staff community is our strongest asset here at QE. I am delighted to bring everyone together to celebrate this historic occasion. Our British and international students have enjoyed learning about the Royal Family and the significance of this occasion. The Collegiate has a strong history of royal connections since it is named after Queen Ethelburga. So, it is only fitting we join in the celebrations for this high-profile national event."

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