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The Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III

9 May 2023
United Kingdom
School News

Celebrations in school have been taking place to mark the Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort which will take place at Westminster Abbey on Saturday 6th May, 2023. The Service will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will see His Majesty King Charles III crowned alongside The Queen Consort.

In honour of the upcoming coronation of the King, pupils in our Primary Division have been enjoying some celebrations this week. 

Pupils were treated to a morning of live swing band music by ‘Dominic Haplin and the Honey Bs’. Everyone was on their feet singing and dancing along!  The band demonstrated their individual instruments to the children explaining how to create different sounds… the children were swept away by the music – it was a very special experience for them. 

Equally well voiced were Year 1 Amber this week in their Coronation assembly.  The children could be heard all around the Hall as they confidently shared their knowledge about Kings and Queens of the past and looked forward to celebrating King Charles III coronation this weekend.  ‘I just can’t wait to be King!’ rang out.    

The Primary week culminated in a grand coronation catwalk on Thursday, where the pupils wore their crowns and walked the catwalk, waving their flags and listening to Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance Marches. 

The royal theme was also reflected in the music chosen by our Senior School at the Founders’ Day concert on Wednesday evening and in our wonderful Senior School Choir’s stirring and impressive rendition of ‘Zadok the Priest’ during the Founders’ Day service itself on Friday. 

BGS has seen royal visitors in the past. The School was delighted to welcome the Duke of Edinburgh in 1976. The Royal visit marked the move from direct grant to independence in 1976, exactly 250 years after the re-endowment by Sir Roger Kay. Prince Philip spoke about his work with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award as he toured The School and spoke to many of the pupils and staff. He also had lunch, which included some very fancy sandwiches according to several pupil reports! 

The Duke of Edinburgh scheme is undertaken by a large number of our Senior School pupils and Sixth Form students with some completing the demanding Gold DofE programme each year, culminating with celebrations in the Buckingham Palace Garden. A number of committed and enterprising Bury Grammar pupils will be at Buckingham Palace in the coming weeks to receive these prestigious awards.





Bury Grammar School
Tenterden Street, Bury
Lancashire, BL9 0HN



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