Schools mark historic royal event

  • Mangotsfield Church of England Primary School pupils at their Coronation picnic

SCHOOLS in the area held their own celebration events to mark the Coronation.

Mangotsfield Primary School held a picnic lunch on the day before the ceremony in Westminster Abbey, with children wearing red, white and blue and making their own bunting.

The school also studied the King, royal family, coronation ceremony and its historic significance.

The Church of England school has a ‘prayer tree’ on display in its entry hall, which is currently dedicated to the King in support of his role as head of the church.

At Pucklechurch Primary School parents were invited to join pupils and staff for a garden party.

Deputy Head Gemma Jones said: “The children donned their best red, white and blue outfits and made crowns and flags for the occasion.

“They learnt a Coronation song and learnt all about King Charles III in the week leading up to the event.

“Some of our reception children had such a good time that they wanted to know if there would be another Coronation next year!”