Sunday, 19 September 2021

Primary school children receive coin to mark Queen’s birthday

CHILDREN at Henley primary schools have been given a commemorative coin to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday.

CHILDREN at Henley primary schools have been given a commemorative coin to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Mayor Julian Brookes has visited Badgemore, Sacred Heart, Trinity, Valley Road and Rupert House schools and presented one to each pupil.

The town council agreed to pay for the gift, which is worth £2, and has been produced exclusively for schools and authorities by Tower Mint, of London. It is made of brass and features the Queen’s head on a Union flag background with a crown and laurels on the reverse.

Councillor Brookes said: “It’s a wonderful initiative because it’s given me the chance to visit every primary school at an early stage in my mayoral year, which is something I wanted to do.

“I’ve met lots of children and found out what they want to do when they grow up — at this age, it seems a lot of them want to be football players! I’ve also been able to explain more about my role.



“It’s a fitting way to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday and gives them a memento to hand down to their own children and grandchildren.”

St Mary’s School, which is independent, has already agreed to give the coin to each of its pupils.



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