Royal wed­ding fun for pupils

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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

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