Tuesday 11th September
Today we welcomed our new two year olds to Orange Class as well as welcoming new children to the main nursery. Everyone came in full of enthusiasm and it was lovely to see the two-year-old room full of busy children exploring their new environment.
In class children were drawing their families and writing name labels for their pegs.
We are taking apprentices this year for the first time, managers from Work Path came to ensure that our school meets all the necessary health and safety requirements and that we can offer a good package of support and training.
We passed with flying colours and our first apprentice will start on Wednesday.
Most of the children are enjoying the last days of summer out in the garden. Please do remember to label clothing clearly as we had a pile of unmarked cardigans and jumpers at the end of the day.
Have a good evening.
Monday 10th September 2018
Welcome back to nursery, we hope that you had a lovely holiday. It was good to see the children (and staff) return so happily full of their stories about the summer break.
This week we are starting to admit our new children, there will usually be two or three children starting each day in the main nursery and our two year olds start on Tuesday 11th September.
All the children got off to a busy start last week, older children showed the younger ones how to mix paint, children made playdough and out in the garden there was harvesting to do as our beans had grown enormously over the summer.
Children enjoyed picking them, washing them and later cooking and eating them. There is nothing more delicious than fruit or veg straight from the garden.
We have many exciting things planned this term so do please read your letters home, check the website and the notice board in the playground.
If you want to take your child’s special book home to add pictures of your summer please do, children love sharing their books and holiday pictures a great way to initiate conversations.
We are also pleased to introduce new staff this year. Lauren is our teacher in the ground floor class, Gaby is a new early years educator in the first floor class and Kamran is our trainee teacher. They have got off to a flying start and we welcome them to our team.
Tuesday 17th July 2018
As this school year draws to a close and we approach the last day of nursery for many of the children. I want to thank each and every one of you. Firstly, for choosing Children’s House Nursery School and secondly for trusting us with your child’s education and finally for all the support that you have given us as teachers. I also want to thank every child for all the warmth, memories and the learning that we have shared over the year.
It has been a busy and fun twelve months with an Outstanding Ofsted inspection in January and the achievement of the Pearson’s Early Years Shine a Light Award in March.
We have had many trips and outings and of course fun days including our Nativity Play, Eid Party, Easter Egg Hunt, Pantomime, Summer Fete, Sports Day and a final Leaver’s Trip to Paradise Park.
We have made so many happy memories together.
As the nursery closes on Friday another door is opening for your child as they embark on the next stage of their educational journey.
Children have learnt so many things during their time with us and I am pleased to report that progress and attainment are both outstanding.
These are important things of course but children have also learnt many more equally valuable things, including how to be a good friend, how to resolve conflict, how to persevere, how to find their own solutions and how to always do their best.
We can’t always “be the best”, but we can always “do our best” and I hope the children understand this and take it away with them. We are sending off to primary school, kind, inquisitive, independent, curious children who love to learn. We are proud of each one.
Please always remember that although you are leaving Children’s House you remain a part of the "Children’s House Family".
We have a proud history going back nearly a hundred years and every child and family that has passed through the doors has played a unique part in putting Children’s House at the heart of our community.
Please do keep in touch, visit us and take away happy memories of your child’s first year at nursery school.
Have a safe and enjoyable holiday
Monday 9th July
It was our annual Leaver’s Trip today, children, parents and staff set off by coach for Paradise Wild Life Park. They all had a wonderful day and much to the delight of the children in addition to all the other attractions there was a newly opened dinosaur park.
Everyone arrived back at school tired but full of stories about the fun day they all shared together.
Saturday 7th July
Today we had a Saturday Family Trip to Kew Gardens in partnership with Marner Children’s Centre. Families met at Bromley-by-Bow tube station and set off with Ruheda for a wonderful day in Kew. Everyone really enjoyed the chance to be outdoors in beautiful surroundings.
Fortunately, many parents headed home in the early afternoon but those who stayed had the misfortune to be trapped on the District Line for 45 minutes in the hot weather, however luckily all was well and despite getting home much later than anticipated everyone was ok. We do apologise but sadly sometimes events occur that are out of our control.
Friday 6th July
Everyone was tired and hot today, so we kept things quite low key for the children with games indoors, water play outside and plenty of iced water on tap. However, the parents did not get off quite so lightly as we had a Mark Making Course on the top floor. Despite the heat a busy group learnt how best to support children’s early mark making and writing.
If you are going on the Leaver’s Trip on Monday, please be at school for 8.45 a.m. ready to leave promptly at 9 a.m. Please don’t forget cool clothes, a towel, sun hats, a picnic and plenty to drink.
Have a good weekend and stay safe in the sun.
Will England beat Sweden this weekend? Watch this space….
Thursday 5th July
Well, we certainly hoped the weather would stay fine for our Summer Fair but we didn’t quite expect it to be so hot!
However, fortunately this did not deter anyone and we had a fantastic turnout. Including many of the new children who are starting in September.
Everyone had a lovely afternoon of games, street food, stalls, bubbles and plenty of cold drinks and ice-cream.
Children enjoyed face painting, hooking a duck, throwing beanbags at cans, a lucky dip, mehndi, pani-pouri, ice-cream, cakes, bubbles, balloons and many other events.
We do hope that you enjoyed everything and thank you for your support during what turned out to be an extremely hot afternoon. Any money raised is going towards refurbishing parts of our outdoor area.
Today parents and staff took part in a research project for Kings College as part of their evaluation of the Flouride Varnish Programme. Thank you to everyone who gave up their time for this. It was much appreciated and the researcher obtained some valuable data, which will be used to ensure children in school maintain healthy teeth.
It was another hot day, so do please remember to put sunscreen on your child each day and provide a sunhat.
In the morning some lucky children had a nice cool swimming lesson at Poplar Baths and in the afternoon another group set off for Forest School where they built a tent and had a nice picnic in the shade.
Other children were designing vehicles and making masks for their role play.
Don’t forget it is our Summer Fete tomorrow at 1.30. Do bring friends and family.
Tuesday 3rd July
Our book of the week this week is “Mr Gumpy’s Outing” by John Burningham, this is always a favourite in nursery. It tells the story of Mr Gumpy who just wanted a peaceful ride in his boat but who was soon joined by squabbling children, a hopping rabbit, a chasing cat, a teasing dog, a pig who mucked about, a bleating sheep, flapping chickens, a trampling calf and a kicking goat, with the unfortunate result everyone fell out of the boat and into the water.
Out in the playground children spontaneously decided to act out this story. Working together, they allocated roles, made masks, designed and built a boat and spent the day acting out the story. It’s really good to see how well the children can work together and collaborate in shared play.
Harry the photographer was also in school taking graduation photos and our two year olds enjoyed joining their older friends for outdoor play.
We also had a very useful visit from Jaqueline James from Tower Hamlets Work Path.
If you are looking for a career in Early Years look out for the flyers in school.
Monday 2nd July
We started the week with a very busy Monday, in the morning we welcomed Tracy Smith the Director of the Tower Hamlets Educational Partnership. She had a look around the nursery, met the staff and children and told us about all the benefits we can receive through being a member of the Tower Hamlets family of schools.
In the afternoon we held an open day for parents of deaf children who might like a place in the nursery. We invited the Mayor to this session. The Mayor met the children, staff and parents. Our parent volunteers did a brilliant job explaining the Early Words Together Programme, and the Mayor was really interested in this asking us to forward him further details.
The visiting parents enjoyed their afternoon and we look forward to welcoming their children to nursery should they decide to join us.
This week the children are focusing journeys as we prepare for the end of term. Out in the playground children were making vehicles of all sizes, making maps and thinking about the different journeys we make.
Tomorrow the photographer will be in school to take graduation photos of the children leaving in July. If you would like a family portrait you can also request this.
Friday 29th June
We had Tidy Friday today, children looked around the nursery to see what needed to be tidied, they sorted out any broken toys, put things away in their right place and picked up paper scraps in the garden.
We are welcoming the Mayor on Monday and we want our Nursery to look its best.
All the children were outdoors today at some point, there was plenty on offer including painting on a large scale, identifying mini-beasts, water play, mud kitchen, a quiet area for reading and writing and a story corner. We also said goodbye to our butterflies. The children have observed their life-cycle from tiny caterpillars, however today the time came to say goodbye and watch them fly off into a beautiful summer garden.
Indoors children were putting work into their learning journeys and making Welcome Cards for our Monday visitors.
Guthsna was out attending the Borough Deputy Head’s Conference and Jannifar was off for a Science weekend in Cambridge.
Have a lovely weekend.
Thursday 28th June
Due to the very hot weather we had to make the decision to cancel our annual Sports Day at St Paul’s Way Secondary School because of the exposed design of the playing field and the complete lack of shade.
However, we still managed to have a really exciting and fun Sports Day in our own nursery garden.
Everyone was given a special Children’s House shirt and then in their colour groups the children went outside for a round robin of sporting activities. There was hoop throwing, an egg and spoon race, a sack race, a long jump, hockey, basketball throwing, sack racing, an over and under race and to finish it all off we had a staff race which was won by Karla.
After the events the children had a picnic of fruit and they all agreed that Sports Day was a lot of fun.
Wednesday 27th June
Today Ruheda and our parent volunteers took a group of children and parents to Kensington Gardens and the Princess Diana Memorial Playground. This magical playground was opened in 2000 in memory of the Princess and is designed so that able-bodied and disabled children can play together.
There is a huge pirate ship, a beach, and plenty of areas to inspire children’s imagination. Everyone loved it and after a play and a picnic lunch they went to see Kensington Palace and then have a walk by the Lake to see the ducks and swans.
The weather was fantastic so all in all it was a perfect day out.
Monday 25th June
We welcomed visitors from the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) today, they were accompanied by the lead officer for early years, the head of the learning support service and the head of the hearing impaired service.
We had some excellent volunteers from amongst the children who acted as tour guides showing the guests all the good things about the nursery and answering questions. There was certainly plenty to see and talk about.
Indoors children were baking, painting, making mini-beasts, looking at the symmetry of butterflies and writing about the mini-beasts they had seen in the garden.
Outdoors children were constructing on a large scale, playing in the mud kitchen, using the wood work bench and engaging in an in depth exploration of snails.
Later Jinan and Noel brought the unicorn and dinosaur that they had made in woodwork to show the visitors, who of course were suitably impressed.
The day finished with Music Club.
During this hot weather do please apply sunscreen to your child before school and provide a hat.
If you send in a water bottle please collect it at the end of each day and ensure that it is thoroughly cleaned.
Children don’t really need to bring their own water to nursery as cold water is freely available both indoors and outdoors and milk or water are also offered at snack times.
Friday 22nd June
Today Zoo Lab visited the nursery. Ranger Lilly brought some interesting new friends to meet the children. There was Thelma the Tarantula, Oscar the Hermit Crab, Trevor the snake, Mr Slimy the snail and Mike the Millipede.
We have been working with ZooLab for a number of years as they offer fascinating animal handling experiences which the children really enjoy.
Even the more timid of our children were happy to hold Trevor the snake and stroke the spider. The children learnt a great deal about each of the creatures and it was a wonderful catalyst for communication and language as well as increasing the children’s knowledge and understanding of the world.
Have a lovely weekend and don’t forget that it is sports day next week. However be aware that if the weather is expected to exceed 30 degrees centigrade we will have to cancel. We will keep you posted.
Thursday 21st June
Today children, staff and parents set off to visit The Tower of London. The Tower of London is officially Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress. It is a historic castle located on the north bank of the River Thames in Tower Hamlets. It was founded towards the end of 1066 as part of the Norman Conquest of England. The White Tower, which gives the entire castle its name, was built by William the Conqueror in 1078 and was a resented symbol of oppression, inflicted upon London by the new ruling elite. The castle was used as a prison from 1100 until 1952. The Tower of London has played a prominent role in English history. It was besieged several times, and controlling it has been important to controlling the country. The Tower has served variously as an armoury, a treasury, a menagerie, the home of the Royal Mint, a public record office, and the home of the Crown Jewels of England.
There was so much for the children to see and explore, they particularly enjoyed the ravens, meeting the Beefeaters and seeing the Crown Jewels.
Back in Nursery children have been enjoying Eric Carle’s Book “The Very Busy Spider”. Today they had a go at “spinning” their own webs as Salma showed them to weave using ribbons and string.
Wednesday 20th June
Today could not have been busier, there was so much going on. In the morning Chris attended the Borough Head Teacher’s Meeting where she got the chance to say goodbye to five wonderful head teacher colleagues who are retiring or moving on to pastures new.
One of the great things about working in Tower Hamlets is being part of a family of schools, schools who are always willing to support and help each other. Although it’s always sad to see colleagues go we wish them well in their new ventures.
Back in school we had transition visits for some of the children to their new primary school which caused great excitement. We always take care to support transition so the children are comfortable and well prepared for the next stage of their education.
Out in the garden children were making mini pizzas for snack time, whilst others were having swimming lessons or visiting forest school.
Indoors our parent literacy champions were busy planning the next session of Early Words Together.
We finished the day with our “talking about children meeting”.
Tuesday 19th June
Children’s House is rightly proud of its reputation as an outstanding nursery school, however with recognition comes additional responsibility and one of these responsibilities is to share our good practice with other settings.
Today Chris and Guthsna offered a course on Block Play to teachers from other settings in the borough, this is part of the work we are doing with the nursery schools through the Tower Hamlets Inclusive Nursery school consortium.
We had a very keen group of early years’ practitioners who were really interested in how we support block play, what it offers to children and what it tells us as educators about their learning.
We find that when children are free to experiment with simple materials, they find ways to express and develop their thoughts through imaginative play.
Block play offers an open-ended, creative and valuable play and learning experience. We believe it should be available in every setting as it offers children a host of benefits across all areas of the curriculum.
If you want to know more about block play do collect one of our handouts from the office.
Monday 18th June
We hope that all our families celebrating Eid had a wonderful day on Friday. Today we all had the chance to celebrate together when we had our annual Eid Party for the community. What a party it was, everyone dressed up in their best clothes and the back garden was magically transformed with a stage, bunting, lights, a cardboard mosque and food stalls.
The children gave a wonderful performance of Eid Songs, traditional dance and a recitation of Surahs from the Quran.
Thank you to all the parents and carers who so generously cooked delicious food to share, and who joined in everything with such enthusiasm.
Eid is a special time and we really enjoy the opportunity to celebrate together.
Thursday 14th June
School will be closed tomorrow for Eid, have a lovely day if you are celebrating and we will see everyone on Monday for our Community Eid Celebration.
Parents the party starts at 1.30 p.m. Bring a dish to share, relax with friends and enjoy watching the children sing and dance.
Wednesday 13th June
School opened extra early today so the swimmers could assemble for their weekly lesson at Poplar Baths.
Indoors children were practicing their writing skills as they made greeting cards for Eid. Outdoors in the garden children were dancing and drumming and in the afternoon a group went to Forest School with Ali and Karla.
Letters for the Leaver’s Trip to Paradise Wildlife Park have gone out so do return them as soon as possible so we can have an idea of numbers.
Tuesday 12th June
If you passed Children’s House today, you would have noticed the delicious smells wafting out through the window and on to the street. The children were cooking and learning how to make a delicious vegetable bhaji.
We cook regularly with children in nursery and believe strongly that this should be taught in all nursery settings.
Why is cooking so important?
Cooking in the early years is a great, fun experience which offers a wealth of learning and development. One cooking activity is able to promote all seven areas of the early years foundation stage and because children enjoy the experience so much they are not even aware they are learning about numbers or developing skills. As well as cooking developing all seven areas it is a sensory experience engaging often all five sense making it a more memorable experience and truly engaging the children in the early years. Cooking also gives children knowledge about food, where it comes from and what is healthy and unhealthy. As teachers we believe that these are all important skills to give to children in order to encourage them to make healthy food choices. It also gives them valuable self-help skills and independence they learn some delicious recipes along the way which they can share with their parents.
When you cook with your child at home:
And most importantly enjoy!
Monday 11th June
Back to school and a busy start to the week. Each Monday we always start off with Circle Time and the sharing of the “All About Me Boxes.” It's also time to catch up on the weekend news.
A source of great excitement today was one child’s weekend visit to Peppa Pig World and it was lovely to see the confidence he had when speaking about this with his friends
After circle time the children were engaged in all kinds of exciting activities, Shakila and Mercedes were busy practicing Eid Songs ready for our celebration on Monday. The children are getting very excited now as Ramadan is drawing to a close. In the forest area Shakila noticed two children industriously building and then slowly circling their creation. When she asked what they were doing the boys replied that they had built the Kaaba and were saying prayers. They then explained to some of their friends why this was important.
Also out in the garden children were picking fresh rosemary to make into delicious bread. We have so much this year so please do ask for some if you use it in your cooking; there is plenty to spare.
Indoors Samantha and the children were making Dinosaur fossils using salt dough. They then decided which dinosaurs were fossilised.
For parents we also had our Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities course and finished the day off with a lively and noisy Music Club.
Friday 8th June
A group of children and parents set off for the V&A Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood today to carry out a very important role. They were there at the invitation of museum staff to look at the exhibits and talk with curators about how the museum could be improved for children and families in the future. We are proud to say that the museum staff with thrilled with the ideas and responses they received. So thank you to everyone who took part in this important piece of work.
In school children were involved in some really lovely child initiated play using the train set and small world toys. Children were playing collaboratively together on the carpet setting out an elaborate system of tracks. They then decided that they wanted to make traffic lights so that their trains would know when to stop and start as they kept crashing into each other. Independently children selected their own resources to design and make the props they needed. As they played the teacher noticing what they were doing commented on their play and asked if they knew if there were traffic lights on railways, the children thought about it carefully and didn’t know the answer. So using reference books on trains they discovered that actually trains run according to signals. Next time they play they will look at how they can make a set of signals which will signal to the trains how to stop and start.
This was real life problem solving and we look forward to seeing what the children do with this new knowledge on Monday.
Karla also had an interesting day today attending a teacher's course at the Half-Moon Theatre on Outdoor Learning.
Have a lovely weekend and see you on Monday.
Thursday 7th June
A busy day today, we welcomed more of our new September children to a stay, play and learn session on the top floor which everyone enjoyed.
In the nursery children were busy writing labels for their dinosaurs using their knowledge of letter sounds (phonics) it was wonderful to see how so many of the children are now independent writers able to confidently have a go at sounding out the words they want to write. The children really enjoy reading what they have written to others and are especially pleased when an adult is able to read back to them what they have written. Writing is such a powerful tool and it’s a wonderful part of our job as teachers when we see the delight children experience when they see themselves as confident writers.
After school all the staff stayed for a training session on Safeguarding which everyone agreed was a useful update.
Wednesday 6th June
Today the children went swimming at Poplar Baths, they really enjoyed their first lesson and everyone was happy to get into the water and have their first lesson. Poplar Baths is an easy journey from school on the DLR, it is located just moments away from All Saints DLR station. Why not have a visit there is something for everyone in this brand new leisure centre, including: 25m swimming pool accompanied by a smaller teaching pool, a modern gym with the latest Technogym Fitness Equipment, a Fitness Class Studio and a Rooftop 3G Pitch. Poplar Leisure Centre and Gym offers perfect facilities for anyone working or living locally.
Back in school children were learning about palaeontology, they set up camp in the forest area and then hunted for fossils, dinosaur bones and “real” dinosaurs which they enjoyed identifying.
Tuesday 5th June
Today we invited the new children who are starting in September to a “stay, play and learn” session on the top floor. It was really nice getting to know our new children and families and they had a lovely time playing together with Ruheda and Sabiya. Stay, play and learn will take place every Tuesday and Thursday afternoons until the end of term for the children offered a September place.
In nursery work on dinosaurs continued. The children had a really creative session with Jannifar; they created their own dinosaurs, named them and thought carefully about where they lived, what they ate and what their special skills were. They produced some really amazing work, especially when you think that they are still in nursery!
We also had a special birthday today as Shazna celebrated a milestone.
We finished the day with an energetic dance club.
Monday 4th June
Welcome back to nursery, we hope that you all had an enjoyable holiday and managed to enjoy some of the nice weather that appeared between the thunder showers. The children all returned cheerfully and ready for school including our two year olds who are now really settled and fully integrated into nursery life.
This is a very busy half-term so do take time to read the important end of term dates that were sent home today. Please keep the letter handy as we have lots of fun things happening over the next few weeks including our Eid Party, Sports Day, Summer Fete, Leaver’s Trip and Graduation.
We will also be starting transition visits to primary schools so we have a very busy time ahead.
This week following on from their interests the children are learning all about dinosaurs. Today they made a dinosaur swamp in the forest area, sadly our tyrannosaurus rex started to deflate which led to children creating an impromptu dinosaur “hospital”.
We also had our Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities course and finished the day off with music club.
Friday 25th May
Today we welcomed to the nursery the new borough service head of Family Support Mr Stuart Andrews. As part of his induction programme he has been visiting settings in the borough and today he came to Children’s House to look at the ways we support our children and families. It was very nice to meet Stuart and he left us with some lovely comments about the work we do.
Indoors children baked biscuits with Shazna, with the aim of seeing how much they could do for themselves. Children finished of their wooden castles with Karla and a group of children enjoyed making transient art.
Next week is the half –term holiday. We wish you a safe and happy break and look forward to seeing you all on June 4th for a very busy and interesting end to this school year. How time has flown!
Thursday 25th May
At this time of year, it is wonderful to see how many children are beginning to be independent writers able to use their knowledge of letter sounds to begin to sound out words and simple sentences.
Today children were writing and illustrating their own adventure stories about princes and princesses.
As a parent you may wonder how to help your child with writing at home, copying out words is not the answer, the most important thing to remember is that writing during the early years is a gradual process, the goal is to help children understand how writing works, that it connects in meaningful ways to reading, and that it communicates information, through words and symbols. The basic writing skills that you can help your child to develop are:
Do come into class and read some of the stories the children have written, I particular like the one where the Princess visits the Funfair.
Wednesday 23rd May
Today we welcomed 14 trainee teachers to nursery. They came to look at our outdoor provision and how children learn outside. At Children’s House we believe that the outdoor area provides young children with one of the best possible environments in which to learn. As Margaret McMillan said in 1925:
“the best kept classroom and the richest cupboard are roofed only by the sky”.
In nursery outdoor play is part of our continuous provision. Indoor and outdoor play is always available to children simultaneously, we ensure that children have access to a rich and stimulating outdoor environment which offers a wide range of resources.
We believe that outdoor play is central to children’s learning, it supports their problem solving skills and nurtures their creativity, as well as providing rich opportunities for their developing imagination, inventiveness and resourcefulness. It allows children to do things on a larger scale than they can indoors.
The students really enjoyed the visit and had plenty of questions, we feel privileged to part of training the next generation.
In class children continued with castle building and Sam had a focus on number games.
Tuesday 22nd May
Children are really interested in Castles at the moment, the Royal Wedding has really caught their imagination. Today children were busy making their own wooden castles and adding drawbridges. This involved plenty of sustained shared thinking and real life problem solving as the children worked out how they could make their drawbridges go up and down.
Out in the garden there was huge excitement as a baby bird flew out of the nest for the first time, it landed in the sandpit but wasn’t quite able to fly back up to the tree. The children watched quietly from a distance as the anxious mummy bird tried to encourage her baby by calling to it and gently nudging it towards the nest.
In the end Darren carefully picked up the baby and returned it to the nest, only to have it fly straight back down again. We are all very happy that the birds have chosen to nest in our garden.
We also had a fire practice today and are pleased to report that everyone including our new two year olds evacuated the building quickly and calmly. We have regular practices so that when the children hear the alarm they understand exactly what they have to do.
Monday 21st May
Welcome back to school after a busy and festive weekend of Royal weddings and Football.
Last week as children explored castles, many of them noticed that in some of the pictures on display there were a variety mazes. This sparked a great deal of interest so following the children’s lead Samantha led a very creative session on making and following a maze.
Starting with 2D mazes children explored following a route with their finger or pencil, they then drew their own mazes for their friends to follow and then using the large construction materials they used their plans to construct giant 3D mazes that they and their friends could follow.
This activity kept the children busy for hours as they thought about dead ends and how to increase the level of difficulty in their maze. Come and try one out in the front garden, they are surprisingly difficult.
We also had our Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities Course today and finished the day with music club and a staff meeting.
Friday 18th May
Today we held our very own Royal Wedding and I think you will agree that it was a wonderful celebration; good enough to rival any taking place in Windsor tomorrow.
The entire “Royal Family” attended and a hundred young guests arrived dressed as Princesses and Princes. Even the two year olds enjoyed their very own celebration.
The wedding ceremony began with a playground parade led by our lively marching band. The children expectantly took their seats ready for the arrival of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh and then Prince Harry, (or to give him his correct tittle Prince Henry Charles Albert David). Finally, to rousing ceremonial music Meghan Markel escorted by her mother entered the playground to loud cheers from the guests. Walking ahead of her were our flower girls, page boys and ring bearers.
After standing for a rendition of God Save the Queen, our very own Archbishop Shazna conducted the ceremony.
Later there were speeches, dancing and finally a delicious afternoon tea followed by waves from the balcony. Each guest received a tiara or bowler hat and posed for photos with the Royal Couple.
What a day!
Finally, we wish the real Meghan and Harry a long and happy marriage and hope that they enjoy their wedding day tomorrow as much as we enjoyed ourselves today.
Have a good weekend.