On Saturday the 6th of May 2023, the whole of the United Kingdom came together as we watched our new monarch, King Charles the third, be crowned King of England.
Last week's coronation event was a significant moment in British history as it marked the beginning of a new reign. Saturday’s ceremony was steeped in tradition, and included rituals such as the king being anointed in holy oil; being presented with the crown and sceptre; and finally taking an oath of allegiance to the British people and our country.
The significance of this event has not been lost at Bowerhill Primary School as during the week leading up to the 6th of May we taught our children all about the history of the British royal family, as well as why the coronation is of vast importance. We also didn’t miss the opportunity to further promote British values to our pupils.
As well as integrating the coronation into our lesson plans, we also hosted a number of activities that encapsulated everything British. This included gathering over 400 children in one location, aiming to create a magnificent Union Jack! Despite a last-minute drone cancellation, our resourcefulness led us to employ creative photography techniques, and the outcome was truly remarkable. It served as a truly special and momentous way to commemorate the first Royal Coronation experienced by our pupils.
Stickman even got in on the coronation celebrations when he mischievously managed to snatch Mr. Light's tie!
Last Saturday was an important moment in our country's history; and we hope everyone enjoyed celebrating the coronation, with their family and friends, as much as we enjoyed hosting these events!