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Sikh school throw street party to celebrate Royal wedding

PUBLISHED: 16:13 23 May 2018 | UPDATED: 16:13 23 May 2018

Children enjoying their Royal wedding party at the Atam Academy

Children enjoying their Royal wedding party at the Atam Academy

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A Sikh primary school threw a street party celebrating the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as well as the Sikh and British allegiance.

Children enjoying their Royal wedding party at the Atam AcademyChildren enjoying their Royal wedding party at the Atam Academy

Pupils aged four to seven at the Atam Academy, in Barley Lane, Little Heath enjoyed a day of activities on Friday, May 18.

The school playground was decorated with British flags while children wore paper crowns which they made themselves.

Headteacher Marukh Mistry said: “Today, living in secular Britain, we all share values of mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

“We want our children to value life in modern Britain and see it through the rich heritage, culture and history of Britain through the years.”

Children enjoying their Royal wedding party at the Atam AcademyChildren enjoying their Royal wedding party at the Atam Academy

She added that the Sikh and British allegiance dates back to the days of the British Raj in India, established in the 1858, with nearly 130,000 Sikh soldiers serving in the First World War.


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