Badgemore School celebrated the end of term by hosting their annual May celebrations with the crowning of their May King and Queen with performances from children of all years which included the long tradition at the school of May Pole dancing.
Henley Mayor, Councillor Sarah Miller and her partner Carolyn Ahara were the guest of honour who crowned Noah Bowen and Ava Wareing-Small as May King and Queen. The sought after King and Queen roles were voted for by their classmates.
Both pupils made a speech before they were crowned. Ava said, “I’m delighted to be May Queen. During my final year at Badgemore I thought I’d give everything a go, including this and here I am! Firstly Spring is my absolute favourite season because I love the blooming flowers, the colours changing in the trees and the baby lambs – what’s not to love. Additionally I contribute to my school community by helping to make the most the bee hives ready for the Queen bee.”
Noah Bowen said “Thank you for making my May King, it is an honour. Spring is a magical time of year where the vibrant birds tweet high in the trees and when the wonderful bees buzz through the blossoming fields of Henley.”
Afterwards Sarah said, “Carolyn & I were delighted to be invited. The children put on a great show, from singing, poetry, drumming, recorder playing and of course the Maypole Dance. I was so happy to crown the May King & Queen (Noah and Ava). It really was a super afternoon.”