HRH King Charles III | Coronation Celebrations | Cheam School

Cheam was delighted this week to mark the Coronation of HRH King Charles III, old boy of this school who lived and studied at Cheam from 1957 – 62.Returning from Exeat on Tuesday morning we were greeted by the joyful sight of bunting, balloon sculptures and several cardboard cut-outs of the King himself. Thursday’s red, white and blue day started with the whole school gathering together in Chapel to sing the National Anthem before Mr Phelps spoke about what being a King must be like, and how we can all be kings and queens of our own lives. After a right royal luncheon of roast beef with all the trimmings, or Coronation Quiche, with an ice cream treat for dessert, the children enjoyed some fun activities outside before huge celebratory cakes were devoured. In the evening the boarders enjoyed a tea party in the large Dining Room, with a resounding Three Cheers for our Chefs and the catering team who have provided magnificent match teas, special lunches, several giant Union Flag cakes and hundreds of cupcakes over the past week.Friday morning brought with it the excitement of a BBC radio reporter’s visit to Cheam, speaking with staff and children whilst broadcasting to the county! More themed cupcakes followed a fish and chip lunch, before the children each received a commemorative gold coin gift from the Headmaster, with accompanying letter, before heading off for Exeat.Next Saturday our Chapel service will celebrate the Coronation of the King and Queen. Parents are warmly invited. Later in the year trees will be planted in the grounds to mark the special occasion, and the legacy of HRH King Charles as an old boy of Cheam.

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