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Coronation Celebrations with the Infants

On Friday 5th May,  in well-timed break between showers, the children at Wirksworth Junior and Infant schools came together in red, white and blue to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III.

Sue and Ian Todd from St. Mary’s Church led an assembly on community service, supporting each other and what the King’s focus for the coronation weekend was. The children brought along coins and placed them on flags in the playground, which were collected and donated to the local charity Jigsaw food bank for those in need within our community.

For the majority of us, this was the first coronation we had witnessed, but in attendance we had a special guest, Sue Todd’s Mum, Marie, who was 9 years old at King George’s coronation in 1937 and had also seen Queen Elizabeth’s coronation in 1953.

These are the days that memories are made, and like Marie, the children at Wirksworth’s schools will be able to look back fondly about coming together as primary children to celebrate the coronation of a new King of the United Kingdom and the 14 Commonwealth realms.