As the coronation of Charles III approaches this weekend we had a look back at last term’s year 7 – 9 history project. Pupils put their research skills to the test as they studied the long reign of Elizabeth II. In history lessons pupils follow a chronological approach and so they were able to look at other monarchs Elizabeth II was related to. They considered the process by which a person becomes the monarch, including the coronation ceremony. These history lessons will provide an interesting context for Saturday’s coronation ceremony and the reign of the new king, and we encourage the pupils to note similarities and differences.
To mark the life of the nation’s much-loved monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, Fyling Hall pupils completed a presentation based on their research into the life of the Queen. They looked at the history of her 70-year-long reign. Pupils considered the many events that have taken place over the decades since the Queen’s coronation in 1953, the people the Queen met, and the places she visited. They studied the many changes that occurred during her reign of nearly three-quarters of a century giving them a broader understanding of social changes in the UK, Europe and the world.
Elizabeth II was the longest-reigning British monarch to date: her reign was even longer than that of her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria, and, just as in 1901, the Queen’s death marked the end of an era. As we look forward to the coronation of the new King this weekend, we will continue to remember the reign of his mother, the Queen, with affection and gratitude.