4 boys in coronation themed outfits

Coronation of Charles III

5 May 2023

boy with a crown on his head

To mark the Coronation of King Charles III, our Union Jack flag was hoisted up the pole and our Beacon Community engaged in a range of exciting themed activities across the school.

In Early Years, our boys and staff donned red, white and blue clothing on Friday. They held a special Early Years’ Assembly, where the boys learnt all about the coronation and what it means. The day was then spent enjoying different activities. Our Little Beacons got creative making royal crafts, bunting and their very own crowns! They all had a marvellous time pretending they were royals. Our Reception boys made collages of the Union Jack, coloured in pictures of the King and also made their own special crowns that they were excited to wear with pride to the Dining Hall for lunch. Our boys also made cupcakes, topped with red, white and blue sprinkles… a delicious treat, fit for the King!

In Drama, our Year 1 boys enjoyed dressing up as the Royal family whilst learning all about the coronation taking place this weekend. They had a great time singing the National Anthem, crowning the King, and parading all around the Old Barn!

Our older boys had lessons as usual, but kicked the day off on Friday with a morning Assembly focused on the coronation. This concluded with Years 1 to 8 standing tall alongside teaching staff to sing the National Anthem with Dr Lockley playing the organ.

Our Year 3 boys made some impressive union jack bunting out of tissue paper in lessons, decorating the classrooms, and finished off their day making crowns.

Our Year 5 boys completed some impressive coronation homework tasks throughout the week. Some boys made delicious coronation cakes, whilst others designed a commemorative coin for King Charles III. There were also some fantastic portraits of the King created using sustainable materials.

In Library lessons, our boys in Years 3-6 have been identifying their favourite children’s book to log online for voting upon as a potential to be ‘crowned’ as in the top 23 children’s books of 2023 – an initiative organised by the National Literacy Trust to mark the King’s 2023 coronation.

Our Catering Team made a huge effort with a celebration lunch on Friday for all our boys and Beacon staff to enjoy. The Dining Hall looked splendid with red, white and blue flags and décor. They cooked a classic British dish of fish and chips served on traditional ‘Beacon School’ newspaper. To top it off, there were some delicious red, white, and blue iced Union Jack-inspired cupcakes for dessert, making it a truly festive occasion!

It was a wonderful week that has not only left the boys but also the staff feeling very patriotic.

God save the King!

Early Years’ Stay & Play – Tuesday 21 May

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