Bicester youngsters mark the Queen’s birthday with artwork

Schoolchildren from Bicester have made their own contribution to the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations.

The new Chairman of the county council, Councillor Michael Waine, arranged for each of the Bicester schools to produce canvasses depicting each decade of the Queen’s life, in celebration of her birthday.

The canvasses are to be on display at County Hall in the corridor leading to the Common Hall. Pupils from the schools will be present at County Hall at 4pm on Thursday, June 9 as the Lord Lieutenant, the Queen’s representative in Oxfordshire, unveils the artwork.

Councillor Waine, who represents Bicester Town, at County Hall, said: “Having already seen some of the artwork I can confirm that it is of a very high standard and I am sure councillors, council employees and members of the public will enjoy it a great deal.

“The 90th birthday of a monarch is an event of huge significance and it is wonderful for young people from Bicester to be able to celebrate it in a way that also expresses their creativity and talents.”

From the beginning of July the artwork will be moved to the new Bicester library in time for the official opening ceremony.

Schools to have taken part in the project are:

Bardwell School

Brookside Primary School

Bure Park Primary School

Glory Farm Primary / Bicester Learning Academy

King's Meadow School

Langford Village Community Primary School

Longfields Primary School and Nursery

Southwold Primary School

St Edburg's Church of England (VA) School, Bicester

St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Bicester

The Bicester School

The Cooper School