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Over 100 pupils given commemorative Royal Wedding medals

PUBLISHED: 19:03 09 May 2018 | UPDATED: 10:18 10 May 2018

Hevingham Primary School children with their Harry and Meghan Royal Wedding medals. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Hevingham Primary School children with their Harry and Meghan Royal Wedding medals. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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Pupils at Hevingham Primary School were treated to an commemorative assembly with a sparkle.

Hevingham Primary School children are presented with their Harry and Meghan Royal Wedding medals. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYHevingham Primary School children are presented with their Harry and Meghan Royal Wedding medals. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

There was more bling on show than at Team GB’s end-of-Olympics dinner - and with a right royal touch.

For more than 100 pupils at Hevingham Primary School were given Royal Wedding medals at a glittering commemorative assembly yesterday, ahead of the eagerly-anticipated marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

The pupils were recognised for creating a special three-course menu that will be enjoyed by around 60 older and vulnerable people in Hevingham during an upcoming Royal Wedding celebration.

They competed to have dishes they came up with chosen for the celebratory Big Royal Lunch, which will take place at Hevingham Village Hall on May 30.

Hevingham Primary School children with their Harry and Meghan Royal Wedding medals. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYHevingham Primary School children with their Harry and Meghan Royal Wedding medals. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The lunch is being supported with a community grant from Broadland District Council, which produced the medals.

Organised by Hevingham Parish Council and Hevingham Laurel Club, the event will serve the winning dishes which were revealed at the presentation as tomato soup, roast beef and Eton mess.

Sarah Lewis, year three and four teacher, responsible for the School Council, said: “This has been a brilliant opportunity to work on a community project and has involved the whole school.

“The children started by looking at foods they would like to eat themselves but then really had to think about the purpose of the meal and what the people it would be served to would enjoy.”

Winners of the special menu competition for Harry and Meghan's wedding, with their Royal Wedding medals, from left, Mitchell Bowman, William Halley, Lucy Kerley and Isabel Knights, at Hevingham Primary School. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYWinners of the special menu competition for Harry and Meghan's wedding, with their Royal Wedding medals, from left, Mitchell Bowman, William Halley, Lucy Kerley and Isabel Knights, at Hevingham Primary School. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Hevingham parish councillors Paul Carrick, Anthea Coldham and Anita Ramsbottom presented the medals to the pupils in the ceremony held at the primary school.

Mr Carrick said: “Events like this are important for the health and wellbeing of people in our communities, and it’s fantastic to see local children getting involved in organising a special get together for older people living in their village.

“I’d like to thank all of the children for taking part and I’m sure everyone who comes together to enjoy the menu they created will really enjoy themselves.”

The grant from Broadland District Council’s Community at Heart Grants scheme will go towards the cooks’ wages and cost of providing a three-course meal for 60 people, hire of the village hall, post-lunch entertainment, and Royal Wedding-themed items such as tablecloths, napkins and decorations.

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