The Gresham’s community celebrated The Coronation of King Charles III

Senior School

The CCF held a full Contingent Parade on Friday 5th May to mark the Coronation of King Charles III. A banner party comprising Sgts George P and Jemima T, and commanded by CSM George R, took centre stage and offered a royal salute. Following a few words by the Contingent Commander about King Charles’ military career and role, a full contingent inspection was conducted by the senior officers, accompanied by the CCF band playing a range of appropriate music. The chaplain also delivered prayers and a blessing in what was another unique occasion for the CCF.

Senior School Chapel Services took place to mark the forthcoming Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III. Thank you to pupils, parents and staff for making this a wonderful occasion.

On the Sunday evening, our Boarders enjoyed a special Street Party Chapel service where they reflected on their hopes for the future and enjoyed special Coronation crepes.

On Monday the whole school community gathered around Chapel lawn to take part in a special tree planting ceremony. The tree was planted by our Head Boy and Girl aided by one of the youngest members of our school community. This was followed by a Coronation Barbecue at lunch.

Prep School

The Prep School marked the coronation of King Charles III with some celebratory events including the planting of a Coronation Tree and a street party style lunch! Very lovely to see Mr Quick.

NURSERY & Pre-Prep

Nursery and Pre-Prep celebrated the coronation with a train ride on North Norfolk Railway. Red, white and blue was the theme, picnic lunches, quality family and friends time, making memories that will last a life time.

Pre-Prep enjoyed their visit to Houghton Hall

Pre-Prep had an incredible visit to Houghton Hall to see the massive sculptures by Sean Scully and take a look inside the Hall.

They were amazed at the size and scale of the pieces and enjoyed being able to walk all the way around them.

The Hall itself drew lots of gasps, as the awe and wonder of the size, beauty and luxurious finish overwhelmed us.

They saw more works inside by Scully before a very special viewing of the actual throne Queen Camilla will sit on at the opening of parliament in the autumn.

A picnic on the lawn, under the shadows of the Hall and sculpture finished what was a unique and very special visit.

All creatures great and small were welcomed to the Pet Blessing Service

We love animals here at Gresham’s. On Saturday 18th March we welcomed all creatures great and small to a special Pet Blessing Service. This special event brought all three Gresham’s Schools together to celebrate our wonderful friends from the animal kingdom. Dogs, chickens, horses, ponies, snakes, spiders, tortoises and many cuddly toys were in attendance and a great time was had by all.

Year 2 have been learning to fly drones

As part of Year 2’s topic, ‘Up in the Clouds’ they learned how to be a successful drone pilot.

Pre-Prep enjoyed an assembly on kindness led by Year 8

Pre-Prep children were treated to a super assembly on kindness, led by a handful of our Prep School Year 8 pupils. They talked about how we can be kind, and they acted out Aesop’s Fable, ‘The Lion and the Mouse’. Pre-Prep children loved joining in with the interactive assembly and came away from it with lots of ideas of how to be kind.

Year 1 trip to Langham Glass

Year 1 had a fantastic trip to Langham Glass. Pupils watched some amazing glass making demonstrations, had a go at colouring glass and also made their own tea light holder to take home. Mrs Archer even blew a big glass bubble which the pupils enjoyed smashing! It was very exciting and Year 1 loved their tea light holders.