Sensory Experience: The Coronation
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This resource brings the story of the Coronation of King Charles III to life in an accessible, fun and educational way. With these two tactile pictures and atmospheric audio guides, blind children can enjoy and learn about the traditions and pageantry of the coronation ceremony, the Crown Jewels history and symbolism, the trumpets and coronation music, the cheering crowds gold carriage and the Royal family as they wave from the famous Buckingham Palace balcony. The image of King Charles III is included in the form of an enlarged version of the Royal Mail 1st class stamp, along with the pretty flower emblems of the British Isles.
The tactile pictures are printed in full-colour and are accompanied by corresponding audio guides designed for 3 different age groups. Each provide tactile navigation, historical information, stories, anecdotes, music and sound effects, plus activity ideas. The readers include Dame Joanna Lumley, Sir Derek Jacobi, Omid Djalili Mel Giedroyc and Roman Kemp.
See the ‘Discover More’ section below for the audio trailers for Preschool Aged Children and the Secondary Aged Children. All 3 audio options are available and you choose which age range is suitable for your use.
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This special tactile picture includes a portrait of King Charles III, as shown on the Royal Mail stamps and all new Royal Mint coins.
Down the left-hand side of the tactile picture are the national flowers of the United Kingdom for you to explore and enjoy.
Let’s find out more about the King.
When he was 20 years old, Charles became the Prince of Wales and has since dedicated his life to public service and charity work. The King has many other interests as well. You may have heard that he’s passionate about nature and the environment, organic farming and sustainability. But did you know that he’s an author as well as a very good painter?
Let’s meet His Majesty the King!
Feel all over the rectangular shape on the right side of the page. (Pause) This is a Royal Mail stamp featuring a picture of the King’s head. We’ve made it a lot bigger than a real stamp, so you can feel His Majesty’s face in detail.
Touch to see image list
- 2 full-colour raised, tactile images.
- Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB. And available to stream via your account during loan period
- An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.
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Preschool Audio Trailer - St Edwards Crown
This feely picture shows the special coronation crown which is used in the ‘crowning’ of King Charles. It’s called the Saint Edward’s Crown. This crown is made of gold and is decorated with 444 colourful and sparkly jewels. It’s very, very heavy!
Let’s explore it now.
A coronation is a special ceremony when a new King or Queen is crowned. The ceremony begins when the King enters Westminster Abbey and the people, all shout “God save the King!”
After this the King places his hand on the Coronation Bible and swears an oath promising to rule wisely. Next, he sits in a special seat called the Coronation Chair and the Archbishop of Canterbury will take some holy oil and will anoint the King’s forehead, hands and heart in the sign of a cross. The holy oil is a secret recipe but is known to contain olive oil, sesame, rose, jasmine, cinnamon and orange blossom. Mmm, I bet that smells lovely and sweet!
Secondary School Audio Trailer - St Edwards Crown
Welcome to these very special tactile pictures celebrating the Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen on Saturday 6th May 2023 at Westminster Abbey in London, led by the Archbishop of Canterbury. King Charles III is the 40th reigning monarch to be crowned at Westminster Abbey. The first documented coronation at Westminster Abbey was that of William the Conqueror, on the 25th December, 1066. Since then, Westminster has been Britain’s coronation church.
Hello, my name is Joanna and I’m going to tell you about the magnificent St Edward’s Crown that is used for the crowning within the historic Coronation ceremony. This crown was commissioned for the Coronation of Charles II on 23rd April 1661, and was made by the jeweller Robert Vyner. It was a replacement for the medieval crown which was melted down in 1649, after the execution of Charles I.