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By Western Morning News  |  Posted: May 26, 2012

A cake shaped like an Eden Project biome was the centrepiece of a Jubilee party for 60 children

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With just over a week to go before celebrations of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee get into full swing, 60 was the magic number at a special event hosted by Cornwall's Eden Project.

In a lunch served in the warm surroundings of the Mediterranean Biome, 60 local schoolchildren sat at tables in the shape of the number 60.

Surrounded by colourful red, white and blue bunting, the youngsters were also treated to a slice of biome- shaped cake.

Musical accompaniment was provided by acoustic act Kola, otherwise known as singer-songwriters Ryan Jones and Annie Baylis Gray, who will be playing at this summer's Eden Sessions gigs. Further entertainment for the young diners was provided by Eden's story-telling team.

The event was the curtain raiser for the Big Jubilee Lunch, which is organised by the Eden Project and will take place around the country on Sunday, June 3, as part of the official celebrations for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

People across all 54 Commonwealth countries are being encouraged to hold their own Big Jubilee Lunch events to celebrate.

The Eden Project started its Big Lunch initiative in 2009 to get people sitting and eating together, and thousands have taken place in all kinds of communities. In 2011, almost two million people took part in Big Lunch events across the UK.

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