Richard III Commemorations
A huge thank you for all those who came along to the funeral cortège of Richard III in Dadlington on Sunday. Our pupils formed the guard of honour as Richard the Third’s coffin processed through the village. Saint Martin’s pupils also produced some beautiful art work and four of our students read out some remarkably well composed poems on the Battle of Bosworth theme. Our students did us proud (as ever) and have shared in a unique and remarkable piece of history that they will one day be able to share with their grandchildren. See our Facebook feed for some photos of the day. On Thursday, Eleanor and Jack, our Head Boy and Girl, will be attending the internment service at Leicester Cathedral, representing the school as the nearest Secondary School to the famous Battle site.
BBC School Report
Last week also saw Saint Martin’s pupils participating in the BBC School Report. The library was turned into a TV studio for the day and students went all over the school, Stoke Golding and Dadlington interviewing people about the Richard III event. Paris and George were excellent News Anchors and all our interviewers and production team did well. Click on the BBC School Report image for the BBC website edited version. For the full version click here. A big thank you to Mrs Sanders for organising the day.
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 Greenopposite 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.
Saint Martin's Students participated in the BBC School Report in March. This is their report on the Richard III commemorations....