Students at St George’s had a starring role in Coronation celebrations this week – when they were filmed for a popular children’s news bulletin.
The children took part in a special edition of Espresso News – an award-winning news service for primary schools. Produced in partnership with ITN Productions, Espresso News brings the world’s biggest stories to thousands of classrooms every day, via the digital learning platform Discovery Education Espresso.
A crew from Espresso News visited St George’s School Windsor Castle to film students in the build-up to the Coronation. The children have been finding out about the history of the event, and students in Reception, Year 2 and Year 4 were interviewed by the bulletin’s presenter, Daisy, about their learning. The children were also filmed making crowns and taking part in Coronation activities.
Year 2 student Ezra said:
“I loved being filmed and showing what I have made for the Coronation. I have enjoyed learning about the Crown Jewels and that King Charles III is the oldest monarch to take the throne at 73 years old.”
Year 4 student Holly said:
“Today we were filmed doing activities for the Coronation. They interviewed me, Zac and Alex. They asked us about the Coronation and Daisy helped us to make crowns from newspaper. I learnt that King Charles will need to sit on King Edward’s throne which is made of wood and that the original crown was melted.”
Year 4 student Zac said:
“I showed Daisy how to make a crown out of newspaper. I really enjoyed using inquiry skills to make it. I learnt that the crown is made of gold and diamonds!”
Year 2 student Florence said:
“I really enjoyed being filmed because I enjoyed talking about my sewing for King Charles III. I have really enjoyed learning about the Coronation and doing lots of activities in the classroom. I am really looking forward to this special occasion.”
Roz Money, Director of Marketing and Communications at St George’s School Windsor Castle said:
“Through our unique location at the foot of Windsor Castle and our longstanding history of educating the Choristers of St George’s Chapel, who have performed at many royal occasions including most recently the Easter Sunday service attended by Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla, we enjoy a very special connection with the Royal Family here at St George’s. It is a great honour to witness a Coronation and the students have thoroughly enjoyed learning about the event, including using resources provided by Espresso. We were really excited to be asked to take part in Discovery Education’s filming and showcase some of our students’ outstanding Coronation activities to schools throughout the globe.”
Howard Lewis, Managing Director UK and International at Discovery Education said:
“We were delighted to feature St George’s in Espresso News and to share in their celebrations. Our special Coronation bulletin will bring this historic event to life for students everywhere.”
Espresso News is available to Discovery Education subscriber schools via its flagship Espresso learning platform. The Coronation bulletin will be available from Thursday 4th May.
Discovery Education has also created a host of new Coronation resources for UK primary schools – available within Espresso. Spanning a broad range of subjects – from History and Art to English and Maths – and including videos, interactives, and activities, these resources will help teachers to bring the Coronation to life, providing fun and engaging ways to learn and explore this seminal event.
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