THE BRITISH CORONATION Project 2023 www.britishcoronationproject23.org is the brainchild of three British education leaders, Art Projects for Schools, King’s College London and Roehampton University.
All passionate about education, history and creativity the partnership have come together to celebrate and record a unique moment in history, the coronation of King Charles III.
The free to use project has 3 main components; a creative Coronation Mug project, a free teaching resource of 6 lessons to inspire and engage teachers and a decade long research project looking at British Coronations.
Together they bring a powerful opportunity for schools and children to mark this unique moment in British History.
“ For over thirty years I have tried to help children express their creativity through Art Projects for Schools.
“In the coronation of the new king I saw an opportunity for them to create really special memories of a single day that would last a lifetime.
“Working with Dr George Gross and Dr David Cranshaw of King’s College London and Dr Rob Watts of Roehampton University has helped create the stage for those memories.”
Dan Dickey Art Projects For Schools having trained, worked and exhibited as an artist.
“I taught in inner-London schools for ten years before becoming a lecturer in Art and Design Education at the University of Roehampton in 2000.
“In the past 20 years I have taught several thousand undergraduate and postgraduate student teachers, who now teach in primary and secondary schools in London and across the UK.
“I am very happy to now be working with APFS and King’s College London on The British Coronation Project 2023.
“I am always looking for opportunities to encourage teachers to provide engaging experiences for children, and this project is a great way for children to learn about an historic event through a range of creative activities.
Dr. Rob Watts Roehampton University, Dr David Crankshaw and Dr George Gross, King’s College London comment:
“In addition to our ongoing research project at King’s College London, we are delighted to have helped create the British Coronation Project 2023 for the Coronation of Charles III – a learning journey for children across the UK.
“Bringing together, for school children, historical expertise and artistic flare, this project provides a comprehensive and exciting learning experience.
“In addition to the structured lessons, supported by a wealth of historical information, students will have the opportunity to take part in a quiz that will form the basis of our detailed research into what children think about such momentous events – the first such exercise in studying the impact of Coronations.”
The free to use project provides resources, inspiration and creative opportunities for teachers and children.
The coronation of King Charles III is a landmark moment and we hope that the resources and thought in the British Coronation Project 2023 will inspire teachers and children to be creative and take their small place in a unique historic moment.