Old Palace Reception embrace special French celebration, La Fete des Rois.
Reception children at Old Palace began the spring term in celebratory fashion by learning about Fete des Rois or Festival of The King; a French tradition which relates to the Feast of the Epiphany or Twelfth Night when the three Kings brought gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh to the baby Jesus.
In France, after Christmas, boulangeries sell galette des rois (which translates as “pastry of the king”); flat round pastries that come with gold paper crowns. Inside the galette, bakers place a small object, usually a toy animal, which is contained within one of the pieces. The person whose piece contains the object is crowned king (or queen) and gets to wear the gold crown which comes with various privileges and obligations.
The children all enjoyed learning about this very special French celebration whilst getting to make crowns and enjoy a piece of galette.
Old Palace School prides itself as being exceptional and inspiring, a perfect setting for learning. Extra-curricular activities are well embraced to ensure that the students cultivate a broad base of knowledge and develop into well-rounded, responsible and confident young people, able to make their way in the world and to make a difference.
Visit Old Palace at their Preparatory Open Afternoon Saturday 21 January from 2pm – 4pm.