Coronation celebrations at CHS

Junior Waconians donning red, white and blue are having a royally good time learning all about the Coronation of King Charles III!

Coronation celebrations began early as Junior Waconians enjoyed a fun and educational morning assembly about Coronation traditions, organised by Junior School teacher Mrs Jessica Feraille.

The assembly even saw a special guest in attendance…Year 6 Pupil Nathaniel played the part of King Charles and was crowned before walking through the crowd and showing off his royal props! Celebrations continued into the afternoon too. Putting their creative hats on, Junior Waconians enjoyed crafting bunting to decorate the School with and baking delicious cupcakes to finish off the day of celebrations.

Mrs Kate Sargent, CHS Junior School Assistant Head said: “The children enjoyed dressing up in red, white and blue and learning more about the Coronation ceremony today. They listened to ‘Zadoc the Priest’, which will be played in Westminster Abbey during the Coronation. Year 5 recalled their visit to Westminster Abbey last term and then the whole Junior School sang the National Anthem together, which we learnt last year for the Queen’s Jubilee. To finish the celebrations, classes joined together and enjoyed a walk in the Schools Green Path.”

However, it isn’t just pupils getting involved in the celebrations…

CHS’s Chief Operating Officer, Mr Warren James, was lucky enough to receive an invitation for a Coronation Garden Party at Buckingham Palace for the 3rd of May, in the days leading up to the Coronation! This was as a result of his work as a Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Shropshire.  A former Royal Air Force senior officer, the COO, accompanied by his wife, were able to see London being made-ready for the weekend’s celebrations… and benefitted from some lovely Spring weather!