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Young Learners Create Platinum Jubilee Garden

Platinum Jubilee Garden

Young learners at Williamstown Primary School are enjoying learning about horticulture and have been busy creating a Platinum Jubilee Garden in their school grounds in honour of The Queen’s 70-year reign.

The students love being outdoors, are keen to learn about their surroundings, are passionate about the environment and have also been learning about the Monarchy as part of the curriculum.

The school’s Jubilee Project was therefore a huge success as the children enthusiastically embraced the challenge, utilising all their skills and passion.

Williamstown Primary School also has its own allotment, which is planted and cared for by the children and their teachers. Among the vegetables they are currently growing are lettuce, radish, onions, leeks, courgettes, pumpkins, runner beans and peas - most of which the children have grown from seed. The crops are then harvested and eaten as healthy snacks in school.

Councillor Rhys Lewis, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Cabinet Member for Education and Youth Participation, said: “The Learners and staff at Williamstown Primary School should feel very proud of their Platinum Jubilee Garden, the result of much hard work. They are now able to enjoy the fruits of their labours.

“What a wonderful way to learn while also celebrating The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and at the same time promoting the importance of healthy eating.”

Alison Hall, Headteacher at Williamstown Primary School, said: “I am so proud of our learners as they have led this project themselves throughout. They have learnt such a lot about how to grow and look after different types of plants as well as the importance of providing pollen, nectar and shelter for mini beasts to thrive in our environment.

“Everyone associated with our school is delighted with the results of all their hard work and we are all proud of the achievements of our children and their imaginative Jubilee Project.”

Celebrations were held across the County Borough earlier this month to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee flags were proudly flying, civic building illuminated and thousands of people enjoyed street parties.

On February 6, 2022, Her Majesty The Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth.

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is committed to tackling Climate Change and making a difference. It is encouraging all its residents and businesses to ‘Think Climate RCT.’ 

As the Climate Change clock continues to tick down, we all need to make changes in our lives to help ensure that there is world for future generation to enjoy. 

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The Council, which aims to be Carbon Neutral by 2030, has already made great progress over the last decade in its carbon reduction efforts. This includes over 100 100 solar panel installations as well as installing energy-efficient combined heat and power systems that generate heat and electricity simultaneously from the same energy source, installing high-efficiency boilers, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning upgrades and switching to low-energy LED lighting in buildings and streetlighting
Posted on 23/06/2022