The King opens new school library near Sandringham

The library celebrates Charles' Coronation offering educational support to students

Last Friday, The King conducted a private visit to Flitcham Church of England Primary Academy near Sandringham.

The King spent around a hour touring the school and opened its new library, appropriately named ‘The Coronation Library’ to reflect The King’s Coronation last year.

His Majesty opens the new library at Flitcham CofE Primary Academy. (Credit Mrs S Wood)

During the visit, King Charles met with pupils, staff and members of the school community who had been involved in the library project.

Having identified a lack of library facilities at the school, the Diocese of Norwich Educational Academies Trust had invested in a new log cabin-style building, built by local builders, Anglia Log Cabins, to house a purpose-built library for the students.

His Majesty visited Flitcham CofE Primary Academy and spoke to the schoolchildren. (Credit Mrs S Wood)

The new library features a selection of the latest fiction and non-fiction texts, with the children able to take books home to read and being able to use the collections to support their school work in class. The school’s parent-teacher association fundraised over £3000, which was spent on the refurbishment and supply of new books.

Flitcham Primary Academy is located in the Sandringham Estate in West Norfolk and is part of the Sandringham Federation of schools.

Mrs Gardener, Executive Headteacher said: ‘It was a delightful way to celebrate this wonderful new addition to our school facilities and we were all so honoured that His Majesty opened the new library for us.’

His Majesty toured the school. (Credit Mrs S Wood)

The King has been spending time at Sandringham over Christmas and New Year with members of the Royal Family.

Sandringham has been a royal residence since 1862, when Queen Victoria bought the estate for her eldest son, the future Edward VII. The Queen thought he should move out of the family home, aged 21 and engaged.

The House has been used ever since and became a favourite residence of the late Queen.

His Majesty visited Flitcham CofE Primary Academy. (Credit Mrs S Wood)

Royal watchers saw members of the Royal Family gather for the annual Christmas service at Sandringham Church on Christmas Day last year.

The King continues his second year as Monarch, following the death of his mother, Elizabeth II, in September 2022.

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