Visits to schools by Deputy Lieutenants of Lancashire
In the autumn of 2011 all schools in the ceremonial county of Lancashire (which includes the two unitary authorities of Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen) were invited to request a visit from a Deputy Lieutenant during the Diamond Jubilee year. Over 200 schools responded by the December deadline, and all the Deputy Lieutenants together with the Lord Lieutenant will be participating in these visits.
Schools to be visited range in size from tiny primaries with fewer than 50 pupils to large secondaries with over 1000. All areas of the County are covered, from Ormskirk in the south to Silverdale in the north, Colne in the east and Blackpool in the west.
The DLs will talk with pupils about the Monarchy, the Diamond Jubilee and the Queen's special relationship with Lancashire. Our aim is to help young people to feel involved with the celebrations, and to increase their awareness of the monarchy and its special role in the United Kingdom, and also in the Commonwealth. We want them to feel part of and enjoy this very special Jubilee.