Appeal over jubilee faces


May I wish all the readers of this newspaper a very happy and peaceful New Year.

Whilst back in Windsor last week, I was notified of the Prince’s Foundation, their project called Face Britain, they want every child in Britain to submit a self-portrait.

Each and every one will become part of a record-breaking mosaic of the Queen, beamed onto Buckingham Palace to launch her Diamond Jubilee, the reason the project is using self-portraits is that it helps children explore their identity.

You can see more about this project on

I am hoping other schools within Amber Valley will take up the challenge, it is free, and the children will be able to see where they are on the final mosaic, by logging onto the website the final date for the pictures is March 31.

I am sure it would be of great interest to our local newspapers.Good luck and good wishes from

Valerie Thorpe

Councillor for Amber Valley Borough Council Winfield Ward