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Schools put out the flags for William and Kate 14 April 2011

Primary schools are putting out the flags for Prince William and Kate Middleton ahead of their wedding on Friday 29th April.

When schools reopen after the Easter holidays on Tuesday 26th April, many primaries are planning a week of work on topics related to the wedding, linking it to history, geography, art and other aspects of the curriculum.

For example, pupils at Kewaigue Primary will be learning about the London landmarks the Prince and his bride-to-be will pass on their way to Westminster Abbey. And Ballaquayle’s infants will be researching the Royal family’s family tree.

Many primaries are also planning street parties on their playgrounds on the afternoon of Thursday 28th April. Pupils will be dressed to the nines and will be issuing invitations and making the bunting, the flags and the paper crowns.

At Braddan Primary, pupils will also be holding a competition to design a commemorative plate, while at Cronk-y-Berry the school hall will host a Big Cake Bake and a replica wedding service. Designing an outfit fit for a King to be and his new wife will be a challenge for Jurby Primary pupils.

Some schools are hosting events on the wedding day itself, a bank holiday. St Thomas’s is joining with the neighbouring church of the same name for a party in the playground and invitations have been sent to the community. Foxdale School is taking part in a huge community day that will see the wedding shown on a big screen and a wedding exhibition staged as well as a lunch, fun and games and stalls and music.

If you miss the Royal couple’s nuptials, there’s a chance to catch The Alternative Wedding Do at Marown Primary on the Friday evening, with pupils and the community rounding off the day with sketches song and dance.

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