Jubilee kids get creative at the Castle
Richard Cutcher • Published 1 Jun 2012 17:00
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Courtney Wong, of Colnbrook Primary School, displays her portrait of The Queen.
MORE than 1,000 youngsters brought Windsor Castle to life as it hosted creative workshops throughout the week.
The children, from 33 schools across Slough and the Royal Borough, were encouraged to paint or draw a portrait of The Queen or of themselves with a speech bubble containing a special Diamond Jubilee message.
Penny Russell, learning manager at Windsor Castle, said: "A wide range of art materials were provided and some beautiful work has been created. Feedback received so far has been very complimentary about the focus and organisation of the workshops and the art materials provided. The pupils were engaged in a fun and exciting way."
The youngsters were later able to explore the Castle precincts, state apartments and St George's Chapel, discovering the history of Windsor Castle and the monarchy.
Similar drop-in art workshops are open to the public from Monday to Friday. The cost of taking part is included in the standard admission price.