Coronation Celebrations

2nd May 2023

The past couple of weeks in school have been full of celebrations for the coronation. Our permanent piece of whole school art to commemorate the event has been completed and hangs in the front entrance hall to the school. Every child and adult in school has painted a ceramic tile and these have been put together to form a mural. One class painted a large golden crown to go in the middle and the rest of the school decorated tiles with leaves, flowers, birds, animals and insects to represent the King’s love for the environment. These tiles, inspired by the natural world, were then arranged around the central crown. We are extremely grateful to Mrs Carridge for organsing the art work and for roping her Dad in to fix it onto the wall for us! Together all the tiles make a beautiful display that will be there for years to come to commemorate the coronation.

We will also be held a mass hobby horse making afternoon across the school so that every child would have a hobby horse ready to enter the village coronation celebrations. We worked in mixed age house groups, so that the older children could help the younger children in their house to make their horses. It is incredible what you can make out of a collection of old odd socks and garden canes and the spectacle of herds of children galloping their way home that Friday afternoon is a sight we will remember for some time!

In the lead up to the coronation we practised singing God Save the King and also learnt a special sing for the king coronation song ready to sing at our school street party on the day before the coronation. Children across the school were involved in preparing food for the party and our royalty inspired menu consisted of cucumber sandwiches, crown shaped biscuits, jewelled fairy cakes, union jack fruit kebabs and freshly squeezed fruit juice. We had invited our friends from The Forget-me-not Clubs and had made party crowns for everyone to wear. Unfortunately the British weather did not cooperate and instead of all being together outside on the playground we have to move the festivities into the school hall.  Our Y6 pupils acted as waiters and our Y5 pupils were hosts for our special guests. The children all sang their Sing for the King celebration song to our guests and we all joined in with the National Anthem before we ate our celebration tea.