Celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with local school children

Over 150 local school children will be coming to a garden party at The Lemington Centre to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee!

On Friday 27 May we will be hosting a garden party for local school children to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.  The red, white and blue themed event is running between 10.30am and 1.30pm and will feature crafts, fun food activities and music from a local musician who is a member of the “Yorky Pud Street Band”.

The Incoming Lord Mayor, Councillor Karen Robinson, will be coming along to the opening of the event at 10.30am.

This event is being on the last day of term and is sure to be fun for all of the children and will be a lovely way to kick off the Platinum Jubilee celebrations!  This event has been possible through a partnership between Healthworks, Lemington Riverside Primary School, the National Literacy Trust, Urban Green and Newcastle Building Society.  A team made up of staff and volunteers from the partner organisations has planned and organised the event and will be running it on the day.

Julie Stephens, Senior Manager at Healthworks said:

What a great way to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with partners and this wonderful community. We missed out on the VE celebration due to Covid, so we were determined to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee! We jumped at the chance to partner up with Lemington Riverside Primary School to organise this wonderful celebration for the children to enjoy on the last day of term.


Craig Heeley, Head Teacher at Lemington Riverside Primary School is also looking forward to the celebration:

Lemington is a great Geordie community that pulled together remarkably during the struggles of the pandemic. It is wonderful for us as a school to be working with local community partners to deliver a celebratory event on this very special occasion for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.


Are you holding a Platinum Jubilee celebration event, activity or party?

Why not give our Easy Afternoon Tea a go?  You’ll find a range of quick, easy and low-cost recipes as well as some great tips on how you can cook in a more energy efficient way!






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They have a selection of free resources including activity ideas, recipes, printable bunting templates and playlists, all there to help your celebration go with a swing!








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We hope you have all have a great time whatever you’re doing!


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