Two primary schools have had amazing days with the coronation of a new king and a chance to gain a deeper understanding of different faiths at a Unity in Community event.
Pupils from William Stukeley Primary School, Holbeach, are studying kings and queens and, with a little help from the Rev Rosamund Seal, staged a full-dress coronation service at All Saints’ Church.
Unity in Community was the theme at St Mary’s Primary School, Swineshead, where pupils have been studying different faiths and had the chance to learn a little more about beliefs such as Islam, Sikhism, Judaism and Buddhism.
Wiliam Stukeley teacher Catherine Cuthbertson said the school decided to crown a king – as Britain’s next monarch will be a man – and a service inspired by the coronation of our own Queen Elizabeth II was attended by pupils dressed as crowned heads of state, bishops and Lords.
Pupil Aidan Graves was crowned king, with the crown made specially by parent Stuart Glenn, and his queen was Caitlin Wandrag.
St Mary’s teacher Helen Ratcliff said: “We wanted the children to have a greater understanding of all the different belief systems in our community. It was a fantastic, positive experience for everybody who was involved.”