Queen's Diamond Jubilee and The 2012 Games
Jubilee and Sport Themed Art Projects
This summer offers two great opportunities to get kids' creativity stimulated. The two historic events, the Jubilee and the 2012 Games, are great stories with much history and iconic imagery for drawing inspiration.
Aside from the familiar symbols of the rings, torch and medals the games are a multi-cultural, global wonder. Over two hundred nations from across the globe will be taking part; each with their own culture and national identities.
The spirit of the games to strive to succeed and be the best that you can, especially with regard to the disability events, is also a powerful theme. Remember that there are many team events which serve as examples of working together to achieve success.
This is not the first time that the games have come to the UK. London has hosted the games in 1908 and 1948 plus, remarkably, the modern games see their origin in Much Wenlock, Shropshire!
Lastly, there are about three hundred different events across numerous sports and disciplines: from martial arts to marathons, cycling to canoeing and running to horse riding. There are so many hooks that can be used to inspire.
The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II which is commemorated on the 5th of June is another great source of inspiration.
The history of the monarchy together with the traditions associated with it, the Queen herself and the spectacle which will be the pomp, ceremony and patriotic spirit of the celebrations themselves are all great areas to explore.
Jubilee commemorative items
We have developed a number of commemorative coasters for the Diamond Jubilee which can be customised to feature your school name. Designs include The Queen's Coat of Arms, The Queen's personal cypher and recent & early photographs of the Queen herself.
Please see this page for further information.
Notice - Please note that FunMats has no connection, affiliation or association with the London 2012 Olympic Games or any organisation officially connected thereto. Nor should any text on this page or the FunMats site be taken to indicate any such association.