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 Mountford Manor Primary School 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. For example on Friday, the 5th of May, we held a special coronation day at Mountford Manor.

We began proceedings with an assembly covering the significance of the king's coronation. Then our pupils began crafting their own crowns. It was a delightful sight to see the school adorned with a colorful array of regal headpieces. At lunch time, the whole school participated in a coronation lunch. The children and staff had a fantastic time. It was an amazing atmosphere as we all came together to enjoy a delightful meal.

When asked about the success of Friday's events our principal, Lee Edmonds, had this to say, "It was great for the children to learn about the significance of the King's coronation and be a part of British History."

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!