School pupils create Wildlife Willow Crown

Royal Hospital School’s pupils create a Wildlife Willow Crown to Celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

The Royal Hospital School (RHS) in Holbrook, Ipswich, has honoured the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with the installation of a large Royal crown made out of willow.

Pupils across the year groups, and members of staff from RHS worked together over several weeks to create by hand a ‘Wildlife Willow Crown’. Filled with wildlife friendly flowers and plants, the crown is located at the front of school, in recognition of Her Majesty The Queen’s 70 years of service to the nation.

Harriet Barber, Head of Art at Royal Hospital School, said: “We wanted to create something visual, fitting, eco-friendly and memorable to recognise The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Our pupils and staff have really enjoyed weaving the crown, and this in itself has brought some wonderful and mindful discussions about The Queen and her 70 year legacy.”

The art installation is available to view at The Royal Hospital School’s Festival of the Sea weekend  event, which forms part of the Festival of Suffolk’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. This takes place at the school on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June 2022 and is open to the public. For more information please visit: