Primary children to be given free Queens jubilee book celebrating British history

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The gift will teach children about the achievements, significant events and rich culture and heritage from the Queen’s reign over the last seven decades. Newly appointed Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi explained that the new book would focus on the role the Monarch played in her 70 year reign – already being dubbed the second Elizabethan Age. He said: “Our children should all know about the events, people, and places that have shaped our last 70 years, and understand the role that Her Majesty The Queen has played.

“Thousands of children will be able to read about the phenomenal progress that we have made over Her Majesty’s reign across both the United Kingdom and Commonwealth.”

Elizabeth II is already Britain’s longest reigning monarch making this the first Platinum Jubilee in British history.

She is also close to being the longest reigning monarch of a sovereign state in the history of the world with Louis XIV of France – known as the Sun King who built the Palace of Versailles – currently top with 72 years and 110 days.

The book comes as the Government continues to make efforts to ensure schools present a positive view of British history amid efforts by the Left.

The so-called culture war has dragged in historic guardians like the National Trust, English Heritage and leading museums in reclassifying British heroes like Winston Churchill into villains.

The wartime leader was close to the Queen and Prime Minister when she ascended to the throne and will feature in the new book.

However, it will also reach out across the different cultural divides in the UK and will celebrate different communities within the country.

The new book will also be available in audio form, with plans for it to be in English, Welsh, Gaelic, and Irish to ensure every child in the four nations can read it.

The book has been commissioned by the UK Government and designed to celebrate the people and places of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth. It will teach primary school children about recent and historical events, inspirational people, landmark innovations and inventions, and a selection of our best art, design, and culture.

The content of the book will continue to be refined over the coming months but will cover landmark achievements such as the construction of the Channel Tunnel, election of Margaret Thatcher, the first female Prime Minister; and the invention of the World Wide Web, so children across the country can learn more about their home and its history.

The book will also look at a diverse range of rich culture and notable names for children to explore, including famous artists, designers, fashion designers, and musicians, capturing the true spirit of the last 70 years and the Queen’s reign.

The idea is new to the 70th anniversary and did not feature in previous silver, golden and diamond jubilees.

It will also form part of the wider programme of events and activities planned for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee next year, including a concert, street parties, and an extra bank holiday for the Jubilee weekend itself from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June 2022.

The Department for Education will shortly issue an Invitation to tender for a contractor to see through the production of the book, including design, printing and distribution.

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