Children at our school will be sure to remember the Coronation of King Charles III after celebrations held on Friday 5th May culminated in them each receiving a commemorative medal.
The rest of the day was equally memorable for the children, who came to school wearing patriotic red, white or blue, or dressed as royalty, and took part in a host of themed activities.
These included learning about the life of King Charles III, writing letters to send to His Majesty, and planting seeds to grow red, white and blue flowers in patterns in special planters.
The children also enjoyed a Coronation-themed picnic lunch, along with a special assembly presented by Chertsey Museum.
“It is important for us to recognise and celebrate such key national events as the Coronation, and ensure the children understand the significance of this exciting change in our country’s history,” said our History Lead, Laura Pether. “It is, of course, also a fantastic opportunity to learn about how the monarch upholds the fundamental British values, and to continue to promote these within our school setting.”
Other GLF schools celebrating the Coronation included Manor Primary School, where the children enjoyed an RAF fly past, Windmill Primary School, where they buried a time capsule, and Floreat Montague Park, where a commemorative tree was planted.
At Danetree Primary School, the children took part in a King’s Parade, while at Salfords Primary, Marden Lodge, and Warren Mead, the children dressed as royalty for the day, and at Frogmore Junior School they posed for photographs with a life-size cut-out of the King.
Glyn School’s celebrations included a Coronation Staff Bake Off competition, while children at Pine Ridge and Lorraine wore red, white and blue, and at Banstead Infants they took part in the Big Help Out.