GCA’s Schools Project pupils send cards to commemorate coronation
The GCA’s Thinking Of You Week link to schools in Ghana has led to more than 100 cards being written and sent over to celebrate the upcoming coronation of King Charles III.
“Over 100 of the Ghanaian children who took part in the GCA Schools project have written cards to King Charles,” GCA marketing and membership coordinator Adriana Lovesy told PG Buzz. “The children used the colourful pens donated by Ohh Deer and some of the spare TOYW cards to write their messages.”
Many of the children are aware of the King because, as Prince of Wales, Charles and his wife Camilla visited Ghana in 2018 as part of their tour of West Africa.
Adriana and GCA ceo Amanda Fergusson are organising the delivery of the cards to Buckingham Palace this week, in time for the coronation on Saturday, 6 May, at Westminster Abbey.
And the Ghanaian children have already received some of their own special greetings, having participated in the TOYW Schools Project, where the African schools were linked with UK schools for an exchange of greetings – which saw 9,000 youngsters in the two countries take part.
And in Oxfordshire, mp Victoria Prentis is busy sorting through the hundreds of entries to pick the winner in her Coronation Card Competition following the closing date.
“I’m delighted with the number of entries I received,” the North Oxfordshire mp said. “I’m always really impressed by how creative local schoolchildren are.”
She invited all schools in her constituency to come up with a design for the greeting card she intends sending to King Charles III to mark the historic occasion, and the lucky winner will be invited with their family to the Palace Of Westminster to have tea with her.
Top: Ghana president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo with the-then Prince Charles in 2019