Tea party, games and surprise guests at St Antony’s School coronation celebrations

Celebrations at St Anthony’s School in Margate

With the Coronation of  King Charles III and the Queen Consort taking place today (May 6) at Westminster Abbey, St Anthony’s School in Margate held their own Coronation Celebration to mark the occasion.

The children and adults enjoyed a tea party style lunch with sandwiches, scones and other tasty treats. A feast fit for a King!

The children’s fun packed day started with an assembly to understand what a Coronation means and how the event will unfold. Each student received a commemorative mug to take home, followed by themed activities including crown making and cake decorating in class followed by the all-important tablecloth decorating competition.

The tablecloths looked spectacular and will go down in history as a wonderful example of their creativity and team work.

Next on the agenda was face painting and an inflatable obstacle course which really put the children’s coordination and team working skills to the test once again.

Surprise guests including the Mayor of Margate and Kent’s Fire Brigade team making a special appearance to celebrate with St Antony’s, the children were able to see a working fire engine and ask the fire team those all important questions they had.

With the scones scoffed and thirst quenched, it was time for the ice cream van to serve up some cool treats! No event is complete without a commemorative cake to cut. A big thank you to Mayor Keen for cutting the cake and taking on the difficult job of picking competition winners.

Afternoon games were a success with children and staff of the school all joining in activities, including coconut shy, hook a duck, hoopla, tug of war to name a few.

A wonderful day was had by all.