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27th Jun, 2022

Generations come together to mark Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

A RIGHT royal weekend will be celebrated across the district.

And generations old and young united early to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at the appropriately named Queensway Court – an extra care scheme in Leamington.

Older residents at the Orbit managed scheme were joined by 30 children from nearby St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School for a host of royal-themed activities including decorating cupcakes, making paper crowns and singing the national anthem.

Although the scheme has a long-standing relationship with the school, this was the first time since the lifting of Covid restrictions that children have been able to visit residents in person. During lockdown pupils drew virtual hugs that were delivered to residents and they still call into the scheme every Wednesday via Zoom to read to residents and share with them what they’re learning about at school.

Deborah Harris, activities coordinator for Orbit, said: “Both generations get such a lot out of spending time together and sharing their different experiences and outlooks on life. For me, that’s what the Jubilee celebrations should be about – bringing together everyone in the community for this special occasion. The residents have really enjoyed celebrating with the children and sharing their stories and memories.”

* RESIDENTS are invited to attend a Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Street Party in Leamington on Saturday (June 4).

It is being hosted by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association and will feature a barbecue, bouncy castle and more.

It takes place at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Centre, just off Adelaide Road across the river from Victoria Park, from 11am to 3pm.

The event is free.

 

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