Schools across West Norfolk have been marking the Coronation. Here is a round-up of some of them:
Time to celebrate at Terrington school
Students at one West Norfolk school have marked the occasion of the King’s Coronation by fixing their own place in history.
All year groups at St Clement’s High School worked together to select items to be included in a Coronation time capsule, which was buried in the grounds of the school.
Recordings were also made of the students talking about their lives to provide a lasting legacy of the historic event.
Coronation party for Snettisham school
Pupils at Snettisham Primary enjoyed a street party as part of their school’s Coronation celebrations.
They also made crowns to wear, and were presented with commemorative Coronation mugs, which had been provided by the Friends of the school.
The festivities marking the ascension of King Charles III to the throne continued beyond the day, with a Coronation Banquet taking place the following week.
Pupils at Heacham Junior School became royalty for the day, when they donned crowns to celebrate the Coronation.
Children at the school made their own crowns to mark the historic occasion, with their creations then being displayed at St Mary’s Church in Heacham.
The celebrations were also set to continue, with a whole-school Coronation Banquet planned for the following week, complete with sandwiches, sausage rolls, crudités, cream and jam scones, and fruit.
International celebrations at Clenchwarton primary
There was an international flavour to proceedings when a village school celebrated the Coronation of King Charles III.
Each class at Clenchwarton Primary, chose a Commonwealth country to study and celebrate as part of the school’s Coronation festivities, which saw the building decorated with bunting the children had made.
Pupils started the day with a Coronation assembly, before enjoying a picnic on the school field, followed by a ‘street party’ featuring a range of themed activities.
“Understanding and celebrating the King’s Coronation is incredibly important for the children,” said Clenchwarton’s Assistant Head, Anne-Marie Waterston.
“It embraces the concept of British values, and what it means for us to have a monarchy. It also provides an opportunity to celebrate diversity and explore the countries of the Commonwealth.”
Coronation crowns and croquet for Lynn pupils
Croquet and a treasure hunt for ‘royal jewels’ were just two of the regal activities on offer when a Lynn primary school celebrated the Coronation.
The children at West Lynn Primary, also enjoyed a ‘street party’, a photo booth and a variety of themed games.
There was also a grand parade around the school’s field, where the pupils were able to display the crowns that they had created to commemorate the occasion.
Charlie Howells, Assistant Head at the school, said: “Celebrating the King’s Coronation is important at West Lynn Primary, because the monarchy is a key role in our country.
“The children thoroughly enjoyed celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee last year, and wanted to celebrate the King’s Coronation.”
Creative Coronation celebrations at Walpole Cross Keys
Flags, crowns and stamps played a part when children at one West Norfolk school got creative for the Coronation.
All 53 pupils at Walpole Cross Keys Primary, took part in a day of Coronation celebrations, which saw them create Union Flag collages, make their own crowns, and design stamps with a pop art theme.
There was also a special Coronation lunch, for which the children made their own commemorative place mats, as well as a game of ‘Royal Rounders’.
Assistant Headteacher Billy Overton commented: “With Norfolk having quite a tradition of royal links, and Charles III’s love of the environment and countryside, we feel celebrating his Coronation is important.
“The children have an opportunity to be part of a significant date in history – the more they are aware of it, the better they’ll remember it.”
Lunch fit for a king at Heacham
Kings and queens, princes and princesses, enjoyed a special Coronation lunch, when a coastal school celebrated the Coronation.
The pupils at Heacham Infants, dressed as royalty to mark the occasion, wearing crowns they had made themselves, and which were later put on display in St Mary’s Church in Heacham.
The celebratory meal, which took part in the school’s specially decorated canteen, included traditional party fare, such as sandwiches, sausage rolls, scones with cream and jam and a fruit platter.
Smithdon High School Celebrations
School blazers and shirts were put to good use when they helped create a great picture of the official cypher of King Charles III.
Students at Smithdon High School in Hunstanton were split into groups of red, white and blue in order to create the image on the playing field where pictures were taken with a drone to see the complete effect.
The blue school blazers and white shirts were joined by red sports shirts, and the students managed to create the graphic – complete with a Union Jack flag.