Broadclyst and Westclyst Early Year’s children came together on Friday 19th May to celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. It felt like a very special occasion and the children and staff thoroughly enjoyed the celebrations.
In the week building up to the tea party, children learnt about the royal family, wedding traditions, sang the National Anthem and made lots of red, white and blue decorations to help the Early Years feel patriotic and in the spirit for the upcoming festivities. Some Reception children also wrote invitations and were delighted when members of leadership in the school accepted their invitations. All children made crowns and tiaras to wear and rehearsed acting out wedding scenes.
Friday morning was spent making lots of delicious treats to share at the royal tea party, including; jam or cucumber finger sandwiches, iced biscuits and red, white and blue fruit kebabs.
The royal tea party was held in the Broadclyst Early Years Garden with bunting hung and picnic blankets covering the grass. The gazebo had been transformed into a wedding aisle and the children were very keen to all watch our very own replica wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Children from across the early years got involved dressed for the occasion, acting out key roles, for example the bride, groom, best man, bridesmaids and wedding guests. They also had some very important guests arrive for the weeding- can you spot them in the photos?
Once the ceremony was over, the food was served and music was played. Children delighted in playing with one another and staff and children alike felt a sense of pride and excitement for the real upcoming royal wedding.
The children said they really enjoyed the tea party and asked when they could have another one! One child was even overheard saying “This has been my best day ever!” It really was a perfect way to celebrate.