There are only 3 weeks to go until our special Jubilee Time Capsule is sealed forever, a digital Diamond Jubilee gift to Her Majesty the Queen! When we say ‘ours’ we really do mean it – people from all over the world have been contributing to the Capsule, filling it with memories from the last 60 years of Her Majesty the Queen’s reign. From Grenada to Singapore, from Olympic Gold medalist Kirani James to interviews with the grandparents, we have read thousands of your fabulous entries, and we can’t wait for the Queen to see them too!
Last week Chiang Yan Li from Singapore wrote this great entry about her school which won her an engraved iPod touch: (yes, we are giving one away every week until the end of September!)
We are also running a photography competition with The Royal Photographic Society. To win a trip to London, and for the chance to be mentored by RPS photographers, submit your photographic entry into the Capsule here and to read more about our Competitions click here.
… there are only 3 weeks to go until the Jubilee Time Capsule is sealed for good!
Continuing with November’s sports theme we recently interviewed Dame Mary Peters, a British athlete and gold medal winner in both the Commonwealth and Olympic Games.
When asked to talk about a standout moment from the past 60 years Dame Mary chose to talk about winning a gold medal in the pentathlon at the 1972 Olympics in Munich.
Dame Mary recalls how achieving four personal bests in five disciplines allowed her to beat the favourite, Heide Rosendahl, to gain the top spot on the podium, winning the gold medal by only 10 points out of 4801.
Dame Mary also talks about how her success means she can now help talented young athletes achieve their own successes through the Mary Peters Trust.