God Save the King! This morning, as I put on my special Coronation Tie and SVS Cufflinks, I certainly feel excited looking forward to the festivities that await.
The Junior Leadership Team are hosting a special Tea Party on the Spring Lawn which I am told will have lots of yummy treats. This afternoon in the Senior HM Coronation Assembly, Student NCOs from the CCF will process in with the Heads of School before we hear from the Choir, who will sing one of the anthems from the 1953 service, the year of the last Coronation, and we will also read from the Suttonian magazine archives with the reflections of the Queen’s Coronation many decades ago. As well as singing both verses of the National Anthem and Jerusalem, we will dedicate a special CR III edition of the Bible in Chapel to mark the occasion too. As if one tea party were not enough, I will then be off to the Prep School for the SVPSPA Coronation Picnic for yet more cake, happiness and sunshine (although the forecast looks a touch ominous).
Such events are important for bringing the community together and I hope that we will unite and reflect on our places in history, the School and the nation.
Another exeat weekend awaits, and I look forward to seeing everyone again on Tuesday as the Summer Term continues apace!