Our Lady and St Joseph Catholic Primary School

A Newman Partnership School within the Diocese of Portsmouth

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Queen Books and Bookmarks

The Department for Education have commissioned a special book in commemoration of the Platinum Jubilee for all pupils at state funded primary schools. The book tells the story of a young girl, Isabella,
visiting her Great Granny Joyce who tells her about the Queen and this year’s Jubilee.

In the story, Isabella sifts through Great Granny Joyce’s treasure box of souvenirs, which act as introductions to the contents of the book. These include recent and historical events across the United Kingdom and Commonwealth, inspirational people, landmark innovations and inventions, and a
selection of the best art, design, and culture.

The book includes famous quotes from the Queen, facts on the coronation ceremony, content on the lives of famous Commonwealth figures such as Nelson Mandela, notable kings and queens and a timeline of Queen Elizabeth’s life.

Additionally, the OLSJ PTA have also very kindly purchased all children a commemorative Platinum Jubilee leather bookmark to accompany their story book. We hope this, along with our own Jubilee Mug, Mayor’s Mug, The Queen’s Green Canopy medal, tea-towels and ‘own made’ coasters will serve as a joyful reminder of our celebrations to mark this momentous occasion!


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