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 Southbroom Infants 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. Last week, our school was filled with pupils and staff wearing red, white, and blue, as everyone came in dressed in patriotic colours. The children also had the opportunity to explore the world of stamp-making. They designed stamps based on King Charles III and his coronation, every design was incredibly creative. It was a week filled with artistic exploration and celebration for the upcoming coronation.
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!