Tree Planting Starts School’s Jubilee Celebrations
Whole School Community

Celebrations for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee began several weeks ago at Bolton School with the planting of Jubilee trees for the Queen's Green Canopy. Eco-clubs and pupils right across the School planted 33 Jubilee trees – at the co-educational Nursery and Infant School and at the single-sex Junior and Senior Schools as well as at Brookside, the 19th Bolton Scout Group’s headquarters. Wild Cherry, Lemon Balm, Rowan, Oak, Horn Beam and Beech trees have been planted as part of the programme. 

Sixth Form girls began their Jubilee celebrations at Bolton School when they organised a special Jubilee Tea at the Riley Sixth Form Centre, which saw large numbers of local residents bring in Jubilee and royal regalia dating back to the Queen’s coronation in 1953. 

The following day, the whole of both Senior Schools listened to an online Jubilee Assembly by Head of Foundation Philip Britton who, along with the Head Girl and Captain of School, reflected on all that had happened over the 70 years that the Queen has been on the throne. You can watch the assembly through this link. 

Beech House children, aged 3-7 years, celebrated the Jubilee on the last day of Term by dressing in red and white blue, singing songs, playing games and organising themselves into the Union Jack during a special assembly. Later in the day, they were joined by girls and boys from Hesketh House and Park Road, who were also enjoying dress down days, for a a special Jubilee Jamboree picnic on the Levels. Children enjoyed lots of treats including sandwiches, sausage rolls, cupcakes and melon. 

On the day before the Bank Holiday, children in Bolton School’s Nursery dressed in red, white and blue and made crowns to wear to their afternoon tea garden party where they played “pin the tail on the corgi” before dancing to their favourite songs. Each child received an official platinum jubilee medal to mark the occasion.

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