Schools Coronation Competition
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 have 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 has seen 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 have been exploring the Coronation as a moment of transition, discovering the symbolism of objects traditionally used in the ceremony, including the Crown Jewels.
Fifteen winners were selected from more than 1,500 fantastic entries, to be developed with global public art producers Wild in Art and installed at the Tower of London during the Coronation celebrations. The winning bench in Northern Ireland is on display at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens. The benches will remain in situ throughout the summer, before being transported to the winning schools as a lasting legacy of the Coronation. We look forward to sharing the winning designs with you once the benches arrive on site.
Tower of London Schools Coronation Competition Winners
We are delighted to announce that the competition winners are:
- 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