King Charles Coronation: A lunch fit for a King!

Ghyll Royd School and Pre-School held a Big Lunch on Friday 5th May to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III. Children enjoyed a courtyard feast prepared by Chef Dave Machell before welcoming parents and members of the local community to Greystone Manor for fun and games.

The Big Lunch afternoon was a chance for the community to come together and celebrate, with proceeds going towards The Prince’s Trust. The total raised from the event was a fantastic £410.20, which will go towards supporting young people across the UK with skills and employment opportunities.

The afternoon provided an opportunity for children to connect through games such as Human Bingo and Royal Charades. Guests at the event purchased tokens to buy sandwiches, cakes and soft drinks, face painting or fairground-style stalls. All the stalls were made by Ghyll Royd pupils in their School House assembly. They provided props, games and ran the stalls alongside their teachers and the PTA.

Coronation games included Hook-a-duck, Pin the Crown on King Charles, Guess the Name of the Royal Teddy, Fortune Teller and a Royal Coconut Shy. The forecast remained sunny for the majority of the afternoon, but when the wet weather hit, it did not ‘reign’ on the children’s parade.

Headteacher David Martin commented: “The Big Lunch event was a great success. Despite the downpour at the end of the day, families left happy having had an enjoyable afternoon together. The community came together to celebrate King Charles’ Coronation. They enjoyed the games the children had made and raised money for a great cause. We would like to thank everyone who joined us and Bradford Council who provided Neighbourhood Funding to support the event.”

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Ghyll Royd School is a co-education preparatory school for children aged 2-11. Once inside Greystone Manor the school, pre-school and nursery feel very warm and welcoming – a real home from home.