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Jubilee Message to the Queen from Wincanton’s School Children

Wed, 4 May 2022

Following a Full Council decision to fund creative workshops for children to celebrate and commemorate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, children from Wincanton’s two primary schools attended Bootmakers Workshop over the course of two full weeks.

Over 530 school children -- aged 5 to 11 years --  flocked to the activity space, ate pizza and made red white and blue cloth flowers, which will be used to construct a huge three dimensional message of thanks to the Queen.

The collaborative artwork will go on display in a prominent public space shortly before the 4-day holiday at the beginning of June. The activity gave the children the chance to express their creativity while giving voice to their impressive Jubilee knowledge.

The free creative sessions now continue as part of the same grant, with Bootmakers offering a ‘drop-in and make a flower’ to anyone wishing to do so, from Wincanton and the surrounding areas. It is hoped that this will encourage people from outside the town to visit the High Street.

Anyone interested in making a flower should text ‘Jubilee’ to Bootmakers on 07419 760737