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Somersham Primary School


Primary School

Colchester Castle Royal Visit

On Tuesday March 7th Adders class (Year 5 and 6) went on a school outing to Colchester Castle. This is always a fantastic trip as the children get to explore the castle and experience a 'story tour' of the vaults; a brilliant tour re-telling what happened during Boudicca's revolt.


This year, prior to our visit, we received some very important and exciting news. We were told that a VIP would also be in Colchester on the day and would be arriving at the castle at the same time as us! The children and staff at school spent some time in anticipation, trying to guess who the visitor might be. We eventually heard from the Mayor of Colchester who the VIPs were.


His Majesty King Charles III and Queen Consort!


Thankfully, with some time to prepare, Adders class (plus their teacher and teaching assistants) were able to brush up on their royal etiquette, including how to curtsy, nod and pronounce ma’am (mam as in jam).


The children had the most amazing day and the highlight was definitely meeting both His Majesty King Charles III and Queen Consort. Both spoke to the children for some time and the children smiled and chatted back confidently and politely. We are all very proud of the Adders class who represented the school so well.