Queen’s 90th is celebrated by schoolchildren

Councillor Keith Shuck with Ann Griffiths
Councillor Keith Shuck with Ann Griffiths
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Staining Parish Council has announced plans to award schoolchildren with decorative medals to celebrate the Queen’s birthday.

Every child who attends the Staining CE Primary School will receive a medallion on April 21 in commemoration of Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday.

The Parish Council took the decision to award the 232 young students at the school with a permanent reminder of the Queen’s special day in the hope that they would be inspired to learn more about the history of the British monarchy and how it has shaped their lives.

Staining councillor John Singleton said: “We thought this would be a good idea for all attendees of the school to receive a medal which, it is hoped, they will keep them for many years to come.”

Coun Keith Shuck, chairman of Staining Parish Council, will present the medals to Staining Church of England Primary School headteacher Ann Griffiths later this month.

He said: “It is good the council supports the village school as headteacher Ann does a marvelous job.”