School holds "Coronation" to celebrate jubilee
Infants from Ysgol y Foryd in Kinmel Bay have visited the newly refurbished St Mary’s Church, Towyn for a mock Coronation to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
The children re-enacted the original Coronation with Bishop Stephen Lowe who’s joint Priest in Charge at St Mary’s playing the part of the Archbishop of Canterbury. Canon Clive Southerton played the Archbishop of York.
Bishop Stephen placed a crown onto the head of “Princess Elizabeth” who was played by 7-year-old Emma Bradford, chosen to play the part because of her good attendance at school.
The original words that were used in the Queen’s Coronation in 1953 were used for the re-enactment but the hymns were slightly different. The children sang “All Things Bright and Beautiful” and “Great Big God” before joining in with the two National Anthems.
At the end of the service pupils read out facts they had been learning about the Queen before going back to school for a Jubilee Street Party.
Headteacher at Ysgol y Foryd Mrs Stephanie Cartmel said:
“It was an absolutely wonderful morning with a real sense of community and it’s lovely to be in the newly refurbished St Mary’s Church. It’s the people who make the church and Bishop Stephen and Canon Clive have done such a wonderful job.
“We’ve all pulled together as a school and we’ve had a good celebration with a real sense of togetherness. The children have felt very grand and felt that sense of occasion by taking on those roles so it’s been lovely for them too.”
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