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Posted on: 09/05/2023

HEADLINE: Helping hands at our Royal celebration

Banstead’s caring children marked the Coronation of King Charles III by helping in the community.

Responding to His Majesty’s request for people to support their local communities through the Big Help Out scheme, we challenged our children to help someone in the run up to the Coronation.

“To mark the Coronation, His Majesty the King asked the country to get together to help out in their local communities,” explained Headteacher Andrew Burbidge. “We wanted to be part of this national initiative, and therefore asked the children to help someone else. 

“This could be helping with a chore at home, reading to a younger sibling, visiting an elderly relative or neighbour, or something within the community. We then asked the children to share their experiences with their class on our celebration day.”

The day, which took place on Friday 5 May, saw the children come to school sporting patriotic red, white and blue. They then enjoyed a range of themed activities, including making crowns and decorating flags, before attending a ‘street party’ in the school’s atrium.

Other GLF schools celebrating the Coronation included Manor Primary School, where the children enjoyed an RAF fly past, Windmill Primary School, where they buried a time capsule, and Floreat Montague Park, where a commemorative tree was planted.

At Danetree Primary School, the children took part in a King’s Parade, while at Salfords Primary, Marden Lodge, and Warren Mead, the children dressed as royalty for the day, and at Frogmore Junior School they posed for photographs with a life-size cut-out of the King.

Glyn School’s celebrations included a Coronation Staff Bake Off competition, and Cordwalles Junior School’s children each received a commemorative medal, while children at Pine Ridge and Lorraine wore red, white and blue