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Discovery Education launches King Charles coronation resources for UK primary schools

As the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III approaches, Discovery Education is providing schools with resources to celebrate and explore this important moment in history. 

Taking place on Saturday 6th May at Westminster Abbey in London, the event – the first coronation in 70 years – will see King Charles III crowned alongside The Queen Consort. The historic ceremony will reflect the monarch’s role in today’s world and look towards the future, while showcasing the nation’s longstanding traditions and pageantry.

To support classroom observances of this historic moment, Discovery Education has created a host of new Coronation resources for UK primary schools. Spanning a broad range of subjects – from History and Art to English and Maths – and including videos, interactives, and activities, these resources will help teachers to bring the Coronation to life, providing fun and engaging ways to learn and explore this seminal event. 

King Charles III and Camilla The Queen Consort arriving at Buckingham Palace. Credit: Doug Peters/Alamy Live News

Available via the award-winning digital learning service Discovery Education Espresso, the new resources can be found in a special Coronation Channel, which allows teachers to find relevant content quickly and easily. Suitable for students from Foundation to KS2, Espresso’s Coronation resources include:

·      King Charles III Timeline and Fact File: Explore the new King’s life and achievements

·      Coronation Traditions: Learn about past coronations and how the event has evolved

·      Coronation Crafts: Design and make a royal crown, bunting and flags

·      Majestic Maths: Tackle coronation-themed challenges and questions

·      Royal Writing: Write a Coronation diary entry and an oath for King Charles 

Schools will also be able to enjoy a special Coronation edition of Espresso News, filmed at a primary school in Windsor. Produced in partnership with ITN Productions, the award-winning news feature brings the world’s biggest news stories to thousands of classrooms every day.

Westminster Abbey. Credit: Arcaid images/Alamy

Howard Lewis, Discovery Education’s UK and International Managing Director said:

“Discovery Education is proud to provide schools with exciting new resources to celebrate and learn about the royal Coronation. This dynamic digital content gives important context to this landmark event and helps teachers bring to life an important moment in history for students everywhere.”

The Coronation resources are available to Discovery Education subscriber schools via Discovery Education Espresso, the curriculum-centred daily learning platform for primary schools. 

Explore Discovery Education’s award-winning digital learning services at www.discoveryeducation.co.uk.

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