The Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III - 17/05/2023< Back to the news< Back to the news
Memories were made on Friday 5th May as The Meadows School marked the Coronation with a street party with everyone dressed in the National Colours of red, white and blue. Bunting and flags decorated the school, both indoors and out – did you spot the Union Jack fastened to the roof scaffolding outside?
An Art Competition organised by Class NF captured creative interpretations of the soldiers of the Household Cavalry, silhouettes of the King and drawings of the Union Jack, which we all prize winners!
Party games, such as Tin Can Alley, Ping the King, Tiddly Winks and Hoopla were enjoyed by all, before everyone stood respectfully to sing the National Anthem; this was followed by traditional party fayre. Who can refuse a jam sandwich, sausage roll and dairy cake washed down with lemonade?!
Class HP made a throne with a purple robe, crown, orb and sceptre proving very popular for photographs, with everyone wanting to be “King for a day”. There were some Shakespearean roles played out on the throne, with Richard III and Hamlet characterised.
As Shakespeare wrote “All the world’s a stage……”
Special thanks to Rowena, our lunchtime cleaning lady for making a crown and an orb, as well as commemorative keyrings. Each member of the school community was presented with a fridge magnet, made in Pottery lessons, under the direction of Mr Gell with his team of potters. The magnets, glazed in red, white and blue highlighted the new cypher of King Charles.
More photo opportunities were available in the red, white and blue photobooth build by Class NF, to ensure the fun was captured and memories of this unique occasion recorded.
Finally, certificates were presented to individual students and class groups who made outstanding efforts in enabling the celebration to be a success.
“God Save The King”.
Please see the photo gallery for photos from the day.