On Sunday March 22nd 2015 all students have a unique opportunity to be part of history. The Funeral Cortège of Richard III will be passing through Dadlington and Saint Martin’s students will provide the Guard of Honour once the procession enters the village. Once the Cortège has arrived there will be a sort service on the Green in the presence of the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester.
If your son or daughter would like to be part of this extraordinary event, they need to return the slip given out in the letter last week – or click here to download) and return it to school. Students will need to gather between 11.30-45 in full school uniform on the Village Green opposite the Ambion Court Hotel. The cortège will arrive at about 13:10. The outline of the commemorations and other important details are below, there is more information on the school website under the community section.
Outline for the historic events in Dadlington Sunday, 22 March, 2015
Please note that the routes into Dadlington will be closed from 10:00 so visitors will need to park in Stoke Golding and walk up to the village. Saint Martin's car park will be open although this will also be for the general public as well.
11.30-45: Students to gather on the Village Green opposite the Ambion Court Hotel
12.00: Commemorations begin
13.10: Dadlington Church bell being rung
13.20: Arrival of the cortège of Richard III
13.40 – 17.00 Village celebrations including an exhibition of artwork and poetry from Saint Martin’s pupils in the village hall.
As part of the celebrations, Saint Martin's students will receive a medal which commemorates this historic event in our area.