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Hornsby House held a royal history day

Published on isbi School News dated Wednesday 6th of April 2011

Hornsby House School, a co-educational independent school for 4-11 year olds in Balham, held a wonderful celebration for the royal wedding with a special history day.

There was a glittering array of crowns, jewels and robes on show as the children left their school uniform at home and came to school dressed as kings, queens, princes and princesses.

Lessons took on a royal history theme for the day. Children undertook writing tasks that included compiling a character profile of a particular monarch and composing a king or queen's diary entry. They also designed crowns, painted royal portraits, as well as creating family trees and timelines. In ICT, they carried out royal research on the internet and in Music, they sang the National Anthem and traditional songs with a royal theme, such as Sing a Song of Sixpence.

Children and staff enjoyed a specially-themed lunch menu, with a 'Royal Roast' as the centrepiece, and the school dining room was transformed in street party style, with Union Jack flags and colourful bunting.

Jon Gray, Headmaster, said, 'Our history day was a splendid royal celebration. The children looked fabulous in their royal outfits and also produced some outstanding work. The teachers were creative with their lessons and our catering team put on a terrific street party at lunchtime. It put us all in the mood for the royal wedding!'
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