On Saturday 19th May, the UK celebrated the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle- now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. We had our own celebration in school on Friday 18th May to mark the special occasion in our national life. The day was filled with activities which included a celebration picnic lunch in the playground and History, Literacy or Art-based activities throughout the day. The children had the opportunity to learn more about the Royal Family and their role in Britain and the Commonwealth, we also thought about special celebrations in our own lives.
Children were invited to wear their finest clothes, fit for a royal celebration. This included fancy dress royalty outfits or their best wedding/special occasion outfit! We had our very own Princes and Princesses!
Our fantastic Caterlink staff led by Chef Dan prepared a delicious lunch and we had our very own street party outside. Luckily the weather was lovely! On the menu we had hot dogs, burgers, potato wedges and more! We all got a cupcake too that was iced with small photos of the royal couple which were edible!
St. Patrick, St. Anne and St. John re-enacted the weddings from the Shakespeare play As You Like It as part of their Literacy topic. They acted out the final scene which was very special as it consisted of four weddings! We had nervous brides and grooms to begin with but they all danced away happily at the end.
St. Mary and St. Joseph had an afternoon tea party outside. The children made their own sandwiches and ate them outside in the lovely sun along with some fruit kebabs and milk!
The children had a wonderful day celebrating the Royal Wedding. Take a look at the photos below to see what we got up to!