Earlier this month we welcomed 240 local school children from Bransty Primary School to take part in our Crown Hunt in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
The children were welcomed by Her Royal Highness from our very own Royal Balcony at Ingwell Hall before making their way around our Woodland Walk with the teaching staff.
The children worked in teams to solve the anagram and find the Queen’s missing Crown using an App to bring the Queen’s story to live in Augmented Reality.
For many of the children this was their first real introduction to the Queen and her contribution.
Sam Beardmore, Head of Programmes said : ‘It’s been such a fantastic experience working with Bransty School and seeing the children making the most of our woodland trail. We’re very much looking forward to creating more opportunities for our local community to visit Westlakes and enjoy exploring our beautiful park.’
John Lee, one of the Teachers from Bransty Primary School said: “From all of the pupils age 3 to 11 years old we want to say a huge.. Thank you! Funding our visit with a red-carpet entrance, gifts, transport to your venue and a chance to explore 2km of woodlands was magical! Bransty have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to work together to create a community event for our pupils to learn more about the Queen whilst support their wellbeing with physical literacy and accessing the beautiful woodland at Westlakes Science Park. The chance to discover the Queens timeline and even meet her via life-size cut outs was a great way to prepare our pupils for understanding the importance of the upcoming platinum jubilee! Thank you for this fab opportunity to partner together ❤”
Class 1, Bransty Primary School
Class 2, Bransty Primary School
Class 3, Bransty Primary School
Class 4, Bransty Primary School
The children also designed a jubilee themed wooden disc as a lasting memento of their day which you can see at Westlakes Science Park.