Elementary school students across the UK will be sent a free book detailing the UK and federal “achievements” over the last 70 years to commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Commissioned by the British Government, this book covers “Recent Historical Events, Inspiring People, Breakthrough Innovations and Inventions, and Our Best Art, Design, and Cultural Choices.”
We will also explore the role of the monarch and discuss the Platinum Jubilee, which commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Queen’s throne.
According to the Ministry of Education (DfE), the planned publication “celebrates the UK and federal achievements over the last 70 years.”
The content is “refined in the coming months,” but DfE added that it covers “breakthrough achievements such as the construction of the Channel Tunnel, the election of the first female prime minister, and the invention of the World Wide Web.”
Other notable figures besides Margaret Thatcher include renowned artists, designers, fashion designers and musicians over the last 70 years and the Queen’s reign.
Secretary of Education Nadhim Zahawi said: “For 70 years, Her Majesty has played an important role in the events, people and places that have contributed to the formation of Britain and the Commonwealth.
“Thousands of children can read about our great country, its history and future, from the hundreds of charities and organizations she sponsors to the 14 prime ministers who served during her reign. I can do it.”
This publication forms part of a broad program of events and activities planned for next year’s Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, including concerts, street parties, and additional bank holidays on Jubilee weekends.
In 2022, the Queen will be the first British monarch to celebrate Platinum Jubilee, who took the throne on February 6, 1952 at the age of 25.