The Parish Magazine June 2023

Serving the communities of Charvil, Sonning, and Sonning Eye since 1869

Serving the communities of Charvil, Sonning, and Sonning Eye since 1869


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around the villages — 2<br />

Sonning School's chicks arrived in<br />

time for its Coronation celebration<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Parish</strong> <strong>Magazine</strong> - <strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong> 27<br />

SONNING CofE primary school update<br />

A Coronation Service — part of a special day of activities to mark the Coronation of King Charles and Queen Camilla<br />

— gave pupils, governors and staff of Sonning Church of England Primary School an opportunity to come together to<br />

celebrate with hymns, songs, prayers and readings.<br />

<strong>The</strong>y were joined by Rt Hon <strong>The</strong>resa<br />

May MP, who unveiled a plaque<br />

donated by the Sonning and Sonning<br />

Eye Society to mark the Coronation.<br />

and members of the Sonning <strong>Parish</strong><br />

Council who gave medals to every<br />

pupil, staff member and governor of<br />

the school.<br />


It was an event to remind pupils<br />

of the importance of serving others,<br />

helping each other and being part of a<br />

community such as Sonning.<br />

'<strong>The</strong> connectivity and support offered<br />

by the local community is special, and<br />

we felt fortunate to have such close<br />

ties with other groups around us', said<br />

headteacher, Phil Sherwood.<br />

'To have a former Prime Minister take<br />

time out of her day to visit us and speak<br />

to the children was a treat for us all. Mrs<br />

May’s support, as well as that of Sonning<br />

<strong>Parish</strong> Council and the Sonning and<br />

Sonning Eye Society, remind us what a<br />

remarkable area this is, and how lucky we<br />

are,' he added.<br />

One of the activities the pupils<br />

were most proud of was being part of<br />

creating a mosaic, designed by Shilpa<br />

Kunder, a teaching assistant at the<br />

school. Each pupil and staff member<br />

placed at least one tile, and this will<br />

act as another lasting memory of this<br />

occasion.<br />

On 7 May a group of pupils took<br />

part in the Coronation party held in<br />

Sonning village — see page 23.<br />

Angels wanted<br />

<strong>The</strong> school is seeking angel<br />

investors for an exciting building project<br />

to create a Performing Arts Studio.<br />

<strong>The</strong> aim is to provide experiences in<br />

acting, dance, music, song, art and cultural<br />

appreciation. It will be used by pupils during<br />

the day and at weekends, evenings and<br />

school holidays, and by the communities of<br />

Sonning, Charvil, Sonning Eye, Wargrave,<br />

Woodley and Twyford at other times. If<br />

you can help — practically or financially —<br />

please contact us via spsadmin@sonning.<br />

wokingham.sch.uk for the attention of Phil<br />

Sherwood, headteacher.<br />

Pupils were very excited as eggs that had been incubating at school, finally hatched in early May.<br />

<strong>The</strong>y have enjoyed learning about the life of a chicken and especially enjoyed holding the chicks! <strong>The</strong>se<br />

experiences are part of the school's vision to build strong foundations for the years ahead and create<br />

lasting memories for the pupils of the school.

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