VI students design ‘Happy Birthday’ cards for The Queen

Post date: 
Thursday, 7 July 2016

RNIB College Loughborough celebrates The Queen turning 90 with a card competition for students 

To celebrate The Queen’s 90th birthday, RNIB College Loughborough on Radmoor Road held a competition for their students to design birthday cards for Her Majesty during their arts and craft sessions. 

The competition was judged by Managing Director of RNIB Places, Sally Harvey, who chose the design of College student Fatima as the winner. 

Sally Harvey said: “We’re very lucky to have had The Queen as our Patron since her accession to the throne in 1952. It’s great to see so many students getting involved with celebrating The Queen’s birthday and being so creative with their designs.

“What I liked most about Fatima’s design is her use of images from different decades of Her Majesty’s reign, as well as her use of braille to convey her birthday message.”

Fatima and staff signed the winning birthday card, and it has now been sent to Buckingham Palace to be delivered to The Queen.

a selection of cards on a deskOther activities are taking place at RNIB College Loughborough to get everyone involved in the birthday celebrations. Students have been making decorations, bunting and table decorations in the college’s Craft Studio, whilst others who work in the Bell Bar prepared a picnic lunch ‘fit for a Queen’. 

Students also sang and recorded birthday messages which have been sent to Her Majesty The Queen.

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