Staff and students across the West Lakes Multi Academy Trust have been celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee this week with a range of fun and engaging activities.

At West Lakes Academy in Egremont, students have planted a tree in the school grounds to honour 70 years of Queen Elizabeth’s reign. A time capsule was also buried, in which students chose to include mementos of the school and information on present day life.

Assistant Principal, Andrew Haslop commented:

“The academy’s student council wanted to do something special to mark this moment in history. The Queen’s Green Canopy scheme invited people across the UK to ‘plant a tree for the Jubilee’, and we are delighted that we have been able to take part, and have contributed to creating a legacy in honour of The Queen’s 70 years of service to the nation.”

The academy’s musicians performed traditional British songs and students enjoyed a themed lunch, with the canteen decorated for the occasion. Staff dressed in red, white and blue and students had themed lessons with learning exercises linked to the Queen and the Jubilee.  In science lessons, students took part in a series of Jubilee themed practical exercises, which included learning about British pennies and oxidation. In maths, students were given the task of designing a palace using mathematical shapes, and in art they weaved photographs of Queen Elizabeth at the start of her reign and present day.