A king is crowned and faiths are united

Children from William Stukeley Primary School staged a mock coronation at All Saints' Church with help from the Rev Rosamund Seal. SG030315-116TW
Children from William Stukeley Primary School staged a mock coronation at All Saints' Church with help from the Rev Rosamund Seal. SG030315-116TW
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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.

Newly crowned king Aidan Graves with his queen, Caitlin Wandrag. SG030315-115TW

Newly crowned king Aidan Graves with his queen, Caitlin Wandrag. SG030315-115TW

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.”

William Stukeley pupils dressed as bishops at the mock coronation service. SG030315-126TW

William Stukeley pupils dressed as bishops at the mock coronation service. SG030315-126TW

St Mary's pupils Lily Beck, Lewis Clover and Katie Watt with items connected to Judaism. SG260215-108TW

St Mary's pupils Lily Beck, Lewis Clover and Katie Watt with items connected to Judaism. SG260215-108TW

Arif Maten, from Boston Mosque, with Nadiya Takiola, Joe Thompson, Ryland Penfold, Evie Adams and Millie Harrison. SG260215-104TW

Arif Maten, from Boston Mosque, with Nadiya Takiola, Joe Thompson, Ryland Penfold, Evie Adams and Millie Harrison. SG260215-104TW

St Mary's pupils try Buddhist meditation. Pictured are (from left) back ' Rosie Must, Poppy Howarth, Emily Bignell, Darren Bolton; front ' Millie Grant and Layla Allgood. SG260215-107TW

St Mary's pupils try Buddhist meditation. Pictured are (from left) back ' Rosie Must, Poppy Howarth, Emily Bignell, Darren Bolton; front ' Millie Grant and Layla Allgood. SG260215-107TW