Saturday, 18 September 2021

School children to receive commemorative coin

CHILDREN at Henley primary schools are to be given a commemorative coin to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday

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

The town council has agreed to pay for the gift to each pupil at Badgemore, Sacred Heart, Trinity, Valley Road and Rupert House schools.

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

Councillor Lorraine Hillier said it had been a tradition for the council to give something to local school children to mark royal anniversaries.

Councillor Sarah Miller said: “Children like to have something to remember an event by.”

The council has also agreed to re-name the top room at the town hall the Queen Elizabeth II Hall at the suggestion of Councillor Sam Evans.

She said: “The Queen has turned 90 and is our longest-serving monarch. It is a huge event and should be recognised.”

Queen Victoria, the country’s previous longest-serving monarch, is honoured with an engraved stone commemorating her diamond jubilee in 1897 on the outside of the town hall.



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