Pre-Prep Prepare for the Royal Wedding

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It has been an exciting week for our Pre-Prep children, who have been eagerly preparing for the Royal Wedding this weekend.

Year 1, who have coincidentally been learning about churches this term, took a trip to Taunton’s St Mary Magdalene Church this week to learn more about the holy building.

During the past few weeks the children have talked about pews, lecterns, pulpits, stained glass windows and kneeling cushions, so it was especially exciting to see all these special artefacts in person.

Following a warm greeting by Reverend Rod Corke, the children embarked on a special tour of the church, where they interacted with all of the items they had learnt about in the previous weeks.

Dressed in clerical robes, the pupils were even able to enact their own Royal Wedding, with the Revnd. kindly demonstrating where the bride and groom would stand during the regal ceremony.

Meanwhile, our Nursery pupils have been preparing with an action-packed itinerary of events. In the classroom, the children have been creating their very own flags, crowns and tiaras, as well as looking at images of London, Windsor Castle and the Royal Family.

Earlier in the week, and taking full advantage of the plentiful sunshine, the whole of Nursery gathered for a royal tea party, complete with jam, scones and cream. Oh, and not forgetting the tea!

To round off the festivities, the group embarked on a trip to King’s College, where they attended a special talk by the school Chaplain, Father Mark.

Father Mark spoke to the children about the different roles within the church and asked the children if they knew who would conduct the marriage. Prompted by the Pre-Prep teachers, the children answered “Archbishop!” in unison.

After a quick dress up with the Archbishop hat, the group split into teams to explore the chapel, including its grand organ and pulpit.

We conclude our celebrations by wishing Prince Harry and Meghan Markle a very special wedding day. Will you be watching?

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