Over 300 students at Alsop High School in Liverpool were involved in a special programme of events involving author Frank Cottrell-Boyce and poet Hilary Walker.
Commemorating the coronation of King Charles III, each event of the programme included a story time and the promotion of the Alsop Coronation Poetry Writing Competition.
Graduating intervention students from the school’s Thinking Reading programme, alongside the three winners of Alsop’s 500 Word Writing Competition, received prizes from the Alsop Patron of Reading, Frank Cottrell Boyce, and the Patron of Poetry & Oracy, Hilary Walker.
This was followed by a buffet for parents, students and guests.
Frank Cottrell-Boyce also launched the Alsop Coronation Poetry Writing Competition and read out the special poem he wrote for the opening ceremony of Liverpool Eurovision.
The day concluded with an intergenerational Royal Tea Party for local residents. Alsop students served a fabulous buffet. The guests were entertained by Mrs Margaret Aspinall CBE and Bill Bygroves from LFC Red Neighbours.
The event was filmed and Alsop students interviewed older residents about their memories of the coronation in 1953 and their thoughts on the coronation of King Charles III.
The school also hosted a special event to reward Alsop ambassadors for their outstanding contribution to both school and community life.
Over one hundred students received a commemorative tin of biscuits in recognition of being positive role models.