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Royal celebrations across college for King’s coronation

“We are celebrating at South & City College Birmingham because this is history. It’s important to do it with the citizens of the country, and it’s just bringing everybody together, isn’t it? It’s a lovely atmosphere, a lovely thing to celebrate, and we’ve really needed that over the last couple of years.” – Katharine Merry, Deputy Lieutenant to the West Midlands, Olympic Medallist & Broadcaster

Raise your little fingers high! It’s been a kingly week of British festivities across South & City College Birmingham. Staff, students and the local Birmingham community have been celebrating with games, treats and laughs… as well as flowing rivers of both tea and generosity.

Watch South & City College Birmingham’s coronation fun in our latest video:

Across our campuses, students and staff were the stars for coronation-themed fun – family tree puzzles, face-painting, kingly masks, a time capsule, regal art & crafts and so much more. Level 3 BTEC National Diploma Business Students were on hand organising raffles, raising a royal ransom for Prince Harry’s charity, Help Harry Help Others.

But it doesn’t stop there! Wednesday saw our campus doors once again opened to the community, this time for an afternoon tea hosted by the college. Anna-Marie Mason, Campus Manager for Longbridge and Head of Faculty for Care, Science & Academic Studies, said of the day:

“It’s been absolutely fantastic. We had people who live quite near to the campus come in for the day. Level 3 Business students have been getting some real work experience, working with people and showing off their skills, raising money for charity and raising awareness.”

Thank you to our wonderfully generous guests – at Longbridge’s afternoon tea alone, they raised a whopping £160 thanks to the Business students’ lively raffle and guessing the sweets in a jar.

Katharine Merry, Deputy Lieutenant to the West Midlands and special guest, said: “It’s been my pleasure to represent the Lord Lieutenant, John Crabtree, to celebrate obviously this big event that’s coming on Saturday with the King’s coronation, and to spend it with some really, really nice folks from around the area and just have a lovely tea with them!

This was a day to be proud of British values, and South & City College Birmingham wants to thank our staff and students for representing those values so well. It took a kingly effort to rise to such a historical occasion, and all our campuses made us proud. Cheers, and enjoy that bank holiday!