A Wiltshire goldsmith and silversmith has joined forces with a local primary school to create a crown fit for the Queen in celebration of Elizabeth 2’s Platinum Jubilee.

Coppins of Corsham is sponsoring the Create A Crown competition in association with pupils from Shaw CoE Primary School.

All 206 children at the local school will be invited to Create A Crown fit for the Queen and, after judging all designs, Coppins has kindly offered to make a half life-size silver replica of the winning entry.

It is hoped the silver crown – which will be worth around £1,000 - will then go on permanent display at Shaw CofE Primary School.

The presentation to the school and the winning designer will be one of the highlights at the Whitley and Shaw Platinum Jubilee Village Summer Fair taking place on Saturday, June 4, from 1-4pm on the Shaw Village Hall playing field.

Daisy Coppin, who heads up the team at the family-run business in Church Street, Corsham, said: “We were delighted to be approached and immediately said yes to this exciting project. It’s going to be a lot of fun seeing what the children come up with!”

Nick Adsett, a member of the organising committee for the fair, said: “We are always trying to involve the local children in the community in the village fair and we came up with the competition.

“We approached Coppins for sponsorship and they volunteered to make the winning design. It is unbelievably generous of them.”

Mrs Kathryn Clark, Head Teacher at Shaw Primary School, said: “The school is very much part of the local community and being involved in the local village fete is a great idea. We look forward to getting stuck in- literally!”

The Melksham Carnival Queen Debbie Holman will open the Platinum Jubilee Summer Village Fair, which has been organised by Community Action Shaw & Whitley.

Tickets for a raffle draw are now on sale at the Whitley Stores Community Shop. All proceeds raised will be used for the benefit of the local community.

Activities and events include a dog show, barbecue and bar, food stalls, tombola, raffle, local traders, a display of classic cars, and a local history exhibition.

The fun of the fair will include traditional village games such as welly throwing, bouncy castle, splat the rat, and much more.

Live music is being provided by the popular Rock Choir and The Ukelele Band. Entry is free.