Royal wedding fun for pupils
CHILDREN from around Bridgend celebrated the royal wedding in their own unique ways.
The Foundation Phase children at Coychurch Primary School staged their very own wedding ahead of Harry and Meghan’s big day.
The wedding took place at St Crallo’s church in Coychurch with Peter Craven conducting the ceremony alongside the children.
Preparations began in the weeks leading up to ceremony, with the children designing the invitations and seating plan. Roles were given out. As well as the main parts, there were royal correspondents who would be responsible for capturing the special day and toast masters.
Children even made bridesmaids’ bouquets, designed the wedding cakes and set out a reception in the school hall with a distinctly British theme.
On the big day, the bride, Rosie Whitelock, didn’t keep her groom, Archie Charlesworth, waiting, arriving on time to a full congregation of parents and children, all dressed for the occasion.
After signing the register, it was back to school for the party. Everyone enjoyed some healthy snacks, followed by the groom’s speech. The DJs got the party started with “I Gotta Feeling” for the happy couple’s first dance.
Meanwhile, pupils at a Maesteg primary school celebrated the royal wed- ding with a difference.
The youngsters and staff from St Mary’s & St Patrick’s Catholic Primary celebrated in style when the school council suggested all pupils dress up to celebrate the royal wedding. Pupils and staff wore their finest clothes for the day and the celebration was linked to the school’s work for Eco-week and a theme close to Meghan’s and Harry’s heart – sustainability of the planet.
The school council organised a competition requesting all pupils to make a crown out of recycled materials to be worn on the day.
Head teacher Jackie Phillips challenged each class to make a special gift for Harry and Meghan out of recycled materials.
The gifts included a chair covered with paper and decorated with images of the happy couple, a love spoon made out of clay, a heart out of driftwood, a cardboard heart decorated with colourful eggbox flowers, sun catchers made of CDs and tissue paper, a mirror, crowns and a wedding bell out of withy (willow), a painted British and American flag and a large withy lantern and smaller ones out of papier mache and flower bunting out of recycled paper.
The school council judged the crown making competition and all pupils had a fun filled day celebrating a day in history.
St Mary’s & St Patrick’s Catholic Primary pupils made crowns out of recycled materials
Pupils at St Mary’s & St Patrick’s Catholic Primary made gifts fit for royalty