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Queens 90th Birthday Competition

Harry and Archie 1

As part of our celebrations to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday, the churches in the Shaftesbury Team Ministry launched a poetry competition open to anyone in Year Six or below.

Children were invited to write a poem about the Queen’s birthday, celebrating her life of    service and her dedication to the people of this country. There was a prize for the winning poem and it was read in public during the service of thanksgiving held in Shaftesbury Abbey ruins on 12th June.

Shaftesbury Town Silver Band and Shaftesbury Community Choir led the singing of favourite hymns and there was a variety of readings – including the prize-winning poem – as well as prayers of thanksgiving and activities for children.

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Harry and Archie from year 6 Abbey School won the competition


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