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BEST celebrates the Coronation of King Charles III

Celebrations have been taking place across the BEST family to mark the Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla.

A host of events and activities were organised as children and adults in our communities came together to commemorate the special occasion.

From tree planting and crown making to picnics and parties, lots of fun was had by all.

Scroll down for a round-up from our schools and nurseries:


Afternoon tea at Etonbury Academy

Etonbury Academy – Year 10 Hospitality and Catering students hosted two special afternoon tea parties, with lots of cakes and bakes fit for a King on offer for their guests.


Crowns on parade at Gothic Mede Academy

Gothic Mede Academy – The school didn’t allow bad weather to dampen their spirits, moving their Coronation picnic from the playground to the hall. Pupils dressed in red, white and blue and wore crowns they had made in lessons during the week for a special crown parade at the end of the day.


Queuing for an ice cream at Gravenhurst Academy's Coronation garden party

Gravenhurst Academy – Staff and pupils managed to dodge the rain showers to celebrate in style with a Coronation garden party. The event was supported by VIP guests – members of the school community that volunteer and help the school – and all enjoyed packed lunches and cake, before an ice cream van visited to provide dessert!


Langford Village Academy pupils were dressed like royalty for a party lunch

Langford Village Academy – The crowing glory on a day of celebrations at Langford Village Academy was the chance for pupils to wear their homemade crowns and red, white and blue clothing for a party lunch in the hall.


Pupils at Pix Brook Academy produced artwork in honour of King Charles III

Pix Brook Academy – Pupils were busy creating beautiful artwork in honour of the Coronation, including paper crowns made by Year 5 pupils, tea towel designs by Year 6, and an amazing group mosaic of King Charles’ head by pupils in Morpurgo class (Year 6).


Shefford Mayor Ken Pollard, BEST Chief Operating Officer Craig Smith and Head of School Colin Marshall with pupils planting trees at Robert Bloomfield Academy

Robert Bloomfield Academy – Students planted a Coronation Orchard and buried time capsules containing letters to future pupils, among other celebrations at Robert Bloomfield Academy. The children were joined by Shefford Mayor Ken Pollard and BEST Chief Operating Officer Craig Smith for the occasion.


The St Christophers community enjoying a Coronation picnic on the school playing field

St Christophers Academy – Parents and carers were invited in to St Christophers Academy to join the school community for a Coronation picnic on the school playing field, with lots of fun had by all.


Colourful bunting made by children at BEST Nursery (Arlesey)

BEST Nurseries – Children at BEST Nursery (Arlesey) had taken home pieces of paper to decorate with whatever materials or craft items they liked. These were then added to bunting that was strung up in the nursery in time for their Coronation party.