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Children from South Witham Primary celebrate the Royal wedding with chef Julie Yates who baked a three-tier cake Photo: Lee Hellwing
Children from South Witham Primary celebrate the Royal wedding with chef Julie Yates who baked a three-tier cake Photo: Lee Hellwing

Royal wedding fever gripped several local schools on Friday, as pupils celebrated Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s big day with parties.

The Acorn Childcare centre in Stamford made bunting and crowns while staff and pupils dressed in red, white and blue.

Pupils enjoyed a celebratory picnic of cream cheese and cucumber sandwiches followed by jam and cream scones.

Children from Acorn Childcare Centre in Stamford celebrate the Royal wedding
Children from Acorn Childcare Centre in Stamford celebrate the Royal wedding

Harry and Meghan are due to get married at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on Saturday, May 19, with the service being conducted by the Dean of Windsor.

South Witham Primary School also threw a celebratory pre-wedding party for children as part of the school’s focus on British values.

Head of school, Anna O’Shaughnessy, said: “We thought the Royal wedding was the perfect time to celebrate our country’s values.

“In addition to throwing a party for the children with a cake, we taught them traditional playground games like hopscotch and hoops and also had the Great Casterton College school band play traditional music for us.

“The children have shown a lot of interest in the wedding and loved the party.”

The school was decked out in red, white and blue balloons and bunting while chef Julie Yates made a three-tier sponge cake to celebrate the occasion.

A piece of artwork featuring 105 butterflies - one made by each child at the school - has also been erected on a wall as part of the wedding celebrations alongside an inspirational quote which reads: “Until you spread your wings you don’t know how far you can fly.”

The wedding service is due to start at 12pm tomorrow followed by a carriage procession at 1pm.

Proceedings are expected to be wrapped up at 2pm.

The Prince of Wales will host a private reception for the newlyweds in the evening.

Did your school celebrate? If so let us know. E-mail: andrew.stone@iliffepublishing.co.uk



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