Royal Wedding Celebrations
Celebration of the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle 18th May 2018
On Friday 18th May, the children of Branscombe Church of England Primary school celebrated the forthcoming wedding of His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales and his American bride, Meghan Markle. The children dressed in party clothes or red, white and blue and brought contributions to charity, that would be divided between the Federation Community Fund, which is used to sponsor a child in Ghana and Macmillan Cancer Support.
At the start of the day, the children learned more about the royal family of the United Kingdom. Class 2 made a family tree of the Queen and her descendants. They then researched more about the different members of the Mountbatten-Windsor family and made some special bunting ready for the party in the afternoon, displaying what they had found out. Meanwhile, the children in Class 1 and the pre-school designed special crowns to wear at the party. They also designed wedding dresses for Meghan and wedding cakes for the couple, as well as completing a collaborative collage of the happy couple. Class 2 were also busy cooking and preparing treats for the afternoon tea. Groups of children prepared Yorkshire puddings, to be served with roasted vegetables or slices of roast beef; scones to be served with clotted cream and jam; biscuits which were decorated with the initials of Harry and Meghan and red, white and blue fruit kebabs (using strawberries, raspberries, pear and blueberries).
In the afternoon, the children played a range of Royal-Wedding themed games, such as “pin the coronets on Prince Harry and Meghan” and “Royal Wedding Musical Statues”, while staff prepared a long table in the style of a traditional street party. After drinking a toast to the bride and groom, the children enjoyed their ‘wedding feast’ and ended the day by sharing their learning with parents and friends.