On Friday 5th May, we plan to mark the coronation of King Charles III with some activities in school to mark the historical occasion. Our school history is linked to the Royal Family as the Queen Mother planted a maple tree to celebrate the opening of the new Village College on 7th November 1963. To remember this and to mark this special occasion we plan to plant another tree within the grounds of Cottenham Village College next Friday. You can see a photograph of this occasion in the archives here: https://cambsvc.org.uk/cot0088/
- It will be a non-uniform day where everyone is encouraged to wear red, white, and blue. Students are encouraged to contribute £1 – this can be paid through Parentmail. Any money raised will be donated to charity. The school council are overseeing a democratic way of selecting which charities we support.
- The History department are creating a special recorded assembly for Friday morning about the historical significance of the coronation.
- We will hold a cake sale at break time and break will be slightly extended on Friday. Please encourage students to bake some cakes to sell at break in the Main Hall. Students who wish to purchase a cake for charity will need to bring a small amount of change to school on Friday.
- We will decorate the Main Hall and canteen areas on Friday and the kitchen are offering a special coronation menu.
- The Queen Mother opened our school by planting a tree. To continue our royal heritage, we will be planting a tree to celebrate the coronation.