Coronation of King Charles III
From HM Government
Resource type: Event
Price band: Free
Key stage: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5
Region(s): All of UK
On 6th May 2023, His Majesty King Charles III and Her Majesty The Queen Consort will be crowned at Westminster Abbey in a solemn ceremony conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
The Coronation website has collated a range of free resources that schools can access to celebrate the Coronation and explore the history and significance of this important and ancient ceremony:
- A Coronation Toolkit with templates for bunting and posters, themed recipes and a Coronation Celebration playlist.
- A Poster Design Challenge with free downloadable resources. Deadline for submissions is 30th April.
- Resources to help schools run their own Coronation Big Lunch.
- Access to resources from The Royal Collection Trust to explore the Coronation across three key themes: the significance of the Coronation, the role of The King, and how to celebrate and be part of history.
- Access to the British Coronation Project which provides a range of cross-curricular resources to enable primary and middle schools to explore and commemorate the Coronation.
About coronation.gov.uk: The corontation.gov.uk website provides information about the many ways to get involved in the celebrations surrounding the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III and Her Majesty The Queen Consort in 2023.
- Catch up with award-winning author and illustrator Rob Biddulph’s Coronation Draw-Along on Monday 24th April to launch the National Literacy Trust’s 2023 Children’s Book Celebration. The 2023 Children’s Book Celebration invites primary pupils from across the UK to vote for their favourite book to create a Coronation Booklist. Eligible schools that take part will be entered into a prize draw to win one of five brand-new Reading Zones for their school.
- Enter Young Writers’ A Kingdom of Words competition and write a poem or short story of up to 200 words to mark this historic occasion. Selected entries will be published and a copy of the book sent to the King himself. Open to all young writers aged 5-18. Closing date 12th May.
- Download resources for a one-hour lesson to explore and discuss the role of royalty in the modern world from Topical Talk. Suitable for UKS2 and KS3 pupils, the resources are free with registration.
- Books for Topics has a recommended list of titles about the Coronation and the new King for primary schools.
- Find activity sheets and teacher resources to accompany a selection of books that have been published to mark the Coronation on the LoveReading4Kids website, including a video of Michael Morpurgo introducing The Boy Who Would be King, his latest collaboration with illustrator Michael Foreman.
- Explore Usborne’s Coronation Quicklinks to find out more about the life of His Majesty the King, his duties and the crown he will wear during the coronation ceremony.
- Historic Royal Palaces has resources to help both primary and secondary pupils understand the significance of the Coronation and explore some of the key rituals and symbols of the ceremony.
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