Family Fun Friday
We had a Royal Themed day at school this Friday. In the afternoon we all went into our family House groups and worked on various themed activities.
In St Aidan’s we learned the story behind the way royal weddings are celebrated today. Royal weddings weren’t always big public affairs. Weddings of kings and queens were often small with few guests. They took place in Royal Chapels behind firmly closed doors.
A very different sort of wedding was planned for Queen Victoria. Her advisers wanted to use the event to connect the young royals to the people. The children commented about the similarities between our recent royal wedding of HRH Prince Harry and Meghan and that of Victoria and Albert’s. Queen Victoria started a trend for brides to wear white wedding dresses that continues today.
We looked at photographs from the wedding that showed the array of hats that were worn and everyone decided to make a 3D hat. See what you think of the children’s creations! Aren’t they all fit for a Royal Wedding?