Heddon pupils celebrate British heritage
Evening Chronicle - May 12th 2011
St Andrew’s Church of England First School in Heddon-on-the-Wall held a fun day at the end of a week of activities to mark the Royal Wedding organised by headteacher, Andrew Wheatley.
The day, which came at the end of a week devoted to learning about British traditions, involved the singing of traditional North East songs and country dancing.
The morning started with a re-enactment of the Royal wedding in St Andrew’s Church, which was followed by a picnic lunch on the field.
More than 100 parents and members of the community turned out to see children from the reception class pretend to be Kate and William in the special service.
After lunch, some of the Year One pupils took part in some country dancing, followed by the Key Stage Two girls who danced around a Maypole and the Key Stage Two boys who had learned some morris dancing.
The choir finished off the entertainment with some local songs, as well as a rendition of the British favourite Jerusalem.
After a talk and prayers with the Bishop of Newcastle, who came to join in the celebrations, the school enjoyed a full cream tea.
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