An occasion fit for a (future) King

14th April 2011''Whitechapel Middle School'children enjoying their own Royal Wedding street party on the last day of term and showing off work in an exhibition.'Pictured: Newspaper bride and groom Leon Horsefield and Lauren Smith.''PICTURE: MATTHEW PAGE
14th April 2011''Whitechapel Middle School'children enjoying their own Royal Wedding street party on the last day of term and showing off work in an exhibition.'Pictured: Newspaper bride and groom Leon Horsefield and Lauren Smith.''PICTURE: MATTHEW PAGE

Whitechapel Middle School pupils held their own street party and royal wedding exhibition during their end of term celebrations.

The school took part in a week-long programme of activities where they were asked to design a wedding dress and tuxedo from recycled newspaper in time for their own royal wedding.

Other children designed their own papier mache honeymoon island for the happy couple’s big day.

The whole school turned up wearing their Sunday best on the final day of term, to get in the wedding spirit.

Younger children created souvenir badges and picture frames as well as making their own invitations for the nuptials.

Headteacher Sonia Garland was impressed with the children’s enthusiasm for the big day: “We held a lunch time street party with a buffet and there were decorations everywhere.

“In the afternoon we had an exhibition so that parents could see what the children had been doing during the week.”

The idea was to teach the pupils about the cultural heritage of the royal family. They used both their craft and food technology skills to make it a truly special day.

Mrs Garland added: “I think that when the actual wedding happens they will be really interested and will have the background knowledge they perhaps didn’t have beforehand.”