Coronation celebrations at Garlinge primary and nursery

Royal fun at Garlinge

The children and staff of Garlinge Primary School and Nursery have been celebrating the Coronation of King Charles III.

To mark the British history event as a school, the children were invited to wear non-school uniform with a red, white, and blue theme. During Friday morning, the children celebrated the Coronation in class, participating in various activities in preparation for a whole school celebratory afternoon.

Mrs Greenfield, who leads the history curriculum for the school, said: “It was lovely to see the children come together to mark this historical memory for our school.”

On Friday afternoon, the whole school gathered for a celebratory picnic, whilst joining in various fun games and welcoming the school’s mascot, Gala, to the event.

Everyone stood in honour of the King and sang the National Anthem. The fun-filled day ended with a celebratory jubilee biscuit made by the school’s kitchen staff and the taking home of a commemorative badge and bookmark.

Mrs Northrop, Head of School, said: “It was a fantastic afternoon which the whole school community enjoyed. It was fabulous to hear approximately 850 children and staff singing the National Anthem together.

“Thank you to Mrs Greenfield and the staff for organising this important event for all our children. The King’s Coronation Day at Garlinge will be a day at school that we will probably never forget.”