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Schools Coronation Competition

Schools Coronation Competition

The Tower of London Schools Coronation Competition

Coronation Benches at the Tower of London for the Tower of London Schools Coronation Competition

In January 2023, we invited schools across the UK to take part in an exciting competition to mark the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III.

Children and young people from hundreds of schools nationwide designed their own illustrated Coronation benches, exploring their hopes for the future during the reign of King Charles III. This national competition to celebrate the Coronation saw participating schoolchildren create designs inspired by their values, with common themes including unity, peace and care for the environment.

Using our Coronation learning resources to inform their ideas, students explored the Coronation as a moment of transition, discovering the symbolism of objects traditionally used in the ceremony, including the Crown Jewels.

Coronation Benches at The Tower of London
Coronation Benches at the Tower of London for the Tower of London Schools Coronation Competition

Fifteen winners were selected from more than 1,500 fantastic entries, to be developed with global public art producers Wild in Art. The winning benches were installed at the Tower of London during the Coronation celebrations and remained onsite throughout the summer of 2023, before being gifted to the winning schools as a lasting legacy of this historic event. The winning bench in Northern Ireland was displayed at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

Tower of London Schools Coronation Competition Winners

Winning Schools

We are delighted to announce that the competition winners were:

  • Alderwood Senior School, Aldershot
  • Blythefield Primary School, Belfast
  • Booker Avenue Infant School, Liverpool
  • Broomfield School, London
  • Corpus Christi Primary School, Glasgow
  • Dacre Braithwaite Primary School, Harrogate
  • Foreland Fields School, Kent
  • Fulwell Junior School, Sunderland
  • Llanishen High School, Cardiff
  • Loughton School, Milton Keynes
  • Milnthorpe Primary School, Cumbria
  • Moorlands Primary School, Huddersfield
  • Slade Primary School, Kent
  • St Mary’s College, Hull
  • The Blue Coat School, Birmingham 
Winners gallery

Coronation Project Resources

Click the link below to access our Coronation learning resources.

Coronation Learning Resources

Contact us

If you have any queries, please contact us at [email protected]

This emblem, in red and royal blue, shows the flora of the four nations of the United Kingdom: the rose for England, the thistle for Scotland, the daffodil for Wales and the shamrock for Northern Ireland. The circular design features a floral crown in the centre encircled by the four nations flowers. The outer perimeter of the emblem reads "King Charles III Coronation 6th May 2023".

This emblem features a bold design where the flowers outlines are blocked in with either red or royal blue colour. See asset no. 63063 for a red and royal blue emblem with an open design.

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