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14th Aug, 2022

Primary schools invited to get on the ball for Platinum Jubilee

CREATIVE kids can contribute to a unique art project to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee by helping to decorate a giant rugby ball.

The arts development team at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum has launched a project to decorate the giant ball with designs from primary school children, with the ball taking pride of place in the town centre during the jubilee celebrations.

Children can contribute brightly coloured paintings and drawings celebrating the Queen’s historic reign, with dozens of the designs decorating the six foot by four foot sculpture – like those which appeared around town during the 2015 Rugby World Cup as part of the Rugby’s Got Balls project.

Five rugby ball sculptures went on display in various locations in the town centre, with schools, colleges, community organisations and local artists contributing to the designs.

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee rugby ball is set to replace the sculpture in the Swan Centre ahead of four days of national events to celebrate the Jubilee in June.

Rugby Borough Council’s leisure and wellbeing spokesman Coun Howard Roberts said: “The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee marks a historic milestone in Her Majesty’s reign and we’re all looking forward to celebrating the jubilee across the borough.

“Rugby Art Gallery and Museum’s schools art project gives primary school children a fantastic opportunity to take part in the borough’s celebrations and contribute to a unique tribute to Queen Elizabeth II from the proud home and birthplace of the game.”

Paintings and drawings can be emailed to ragm@rugby.gov.uk, delivered to Rugby Visitor Centre, or posted to Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Schools Art Project, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, Little Elborow Street, Rugby, CV21 3BZ.

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