Children across the south were encouraged to celebrate and enjoy some special art and crafts in the run up to The King’s Coronation in style thanks to a Bewley Homes’ initiative.
The housebuilder teamed up with nurseries and primary schools, in the areas where Bewley has new homes developments, to help mark the big day.
Bewley donated over 600 crowns and craft packs to youngsters in Beaconsfield, Faringdon, Wickham, Ash and Overton to decorate and draw portraits of King Charles III. The company also helped organise a special Coronation tea party.
Bewley Homes’ Sales and Marketing Director, Elaine Stratford, said the community focused housebuilder wanted to mark this once in a generation event with fun and memorable events for the children who attend nurseries and primary schools very close to its developments. Elaine said: “We recognise that these days schools and nurseries do not often have the necessary resources for these events, which fall outside of their daily planned lessons and activities. We wanted to ensure that we could help them all enjoy arts and crafts as a preview to this momentous occasion, and one which we hope some of them will remember.
“We work closely with the communities and schools where we are building homes, and The King’s Coronation seemed the perfect opportunity to work with children in Beaconsfield, Faringdon, Wickham, Ash and Overton on a creative project while also celebrating an important event in our country’s history. We are delighted we how popular this event has proven to be and hope that the day is as happy and engaging as the children have been.”
Nicky Rowe, Nursery Manager at First Place Nurseries, in Beaconsfield, said the children enjoyed the whole experience of creating their own crowns and drawing pictures of the King.
“Children of all ages love craft projects and this heart-warming initiative has really helped them have fun and be involved in this historic event in their lives,” said Nicky. “Thanks to Bewley Homes for coming up with the idea, donating the crowns and the helping organise the tea party. We’re sure the children will be wearing their crowns with pride during the Coronation weekend.”