By St Joseph’s pupil Eva Edwards (age 10)
St Joseph’s Year 5 walked to Broadstairs College for a fun filled day of celebration and a street party put on by the staff and students of the college to celebrate the upcoming coronation of King Charles III.
Along with St Josephs, many other local schools took part in the fun activities. At the entrance Paddington Bear welcomed us, and we enjoyed our first arts and crafts activity where we decorated colouring sheets and played some popular traditional games including giant Connect Four and Heads and Tails. We even took pictures with Paddington.
After that we headed to the Forest School where we made medals from wood cuttings, wood cookies and did a forest scavenger hunt for words. After the hunt we worked out that the letters spelt Charles and we found lots of wildlife and nature.
In activity three we got to draw Coronation art and messages on a Mini Cooper, we all drew crowns, thrones and objects that related to the King. Then we had a game of Croquet and Giant Jenga…. it was really peaceful because the sun was shining and lots of robins were chirping in the trees.
At lunch time, we all sat at a really long table with Union Flag tablecloths, where everyone got a Union Jack picnic box with a Union flag and a horn. Elli-May (a student from the college) led us in the National Anthem. When we were finished we headed over to the beach hut were we all enjoyed an ice cream in the sun.
Oakley, another Year 5 pupil at St Joseph’s, said: “I had an amazing day because we played party games and I got to spend time with my friends outside of the classroom, it was nice to celebrate the King’s coronation.”
Our final activity for the day was a photo booth where we dressed up as kings and queens to have photos taken together. There were face paints, glitter hair and tattoos. We played cage football and made crowns.
The day ended with all the schools getting together for an epic dance off. We had an amazing day celebrating the King’s coronation. Our thanks go to the staff and students of Broadstairs College.