This week in school the children have been focusing on the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III, throughout the curriculum in different subjects, assemblies and after-school clubs. It has been a fantastic build up to the King’s coronation ceremony which will take place on Saturday 6 May 2023, 11am at Westminster Abbey in London. On Friday 5th May 2023 the children and staff were invited to come into school wearing red, white and blue clothing to mark this amazing event that will be wrote in the History books for many years to come.
Each child will receive a commemorative coin for King Charles III 🙂
The coronation of the new Sovereign is an occasion for pageantry and celebration, but it is also a solemn religious ceremony that has remained essentially the same over a thousand years. For the last 900 years, the English coronation ceremony has usually taken place at Westminster Abbey in London. The service is conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, as it has almost always been since the Norman Conquest in 1066. For more details about the ceremony are available on the royal.uk website.
Part of the ceremony will focus on St Edward’s Crown, the crown historically used at the moment of coronation and last worn by Queen Elizabeth II at her Coronation in 1953. It was made for Charles II in 1661, as a replacement for the medieval crown which had been melted down in 1649.
Please see the PowerPoint for more information: Coronation-Ceremony-Assembly
Here are some of our highlights from this week in School: