Pembroke House needs little excuse for a celebration. In honour of King Charles III Coronation, the school hosted an early morning ‘Street Party’. Trestle tables were laid out, the bunting hung and the sun shone down on the whole school who got into the regal spirit of this historical weekend. There was an array of delicious ‘red, white and blue’ tasty treats baked by the parents and never has so much cake been consumed, all before chapel.
Chapel itself focussed on the Coronation, with images and footage from the weekend’s events, however the school also took time to think about those less fortunate. We welcomed Navdeep Matharu, the Founder and Global Operations Director of the Divinity Foundation, a humanitarian organisation based here in Kenya. She explained the Foundation’s work in offering food, healthcare and compassion to those children who are impoverished. By empowering children who have been abandoned, orphaned, found themselves victims of civil war or barbaric cultural practises, the Divinity Foundation strives to bring hope for a brighter and more loving future.
So, in support of ‘The Big Help Out’ initiative set up to mark His Majesty The King’s coronation, www.thebighelpout.org.uk, Pembroke House decided to ‘lend a hand’ by going out into our own local community. The school Prefects, supported by the Divinity Foundation, headed out to serve lunch to over 300 women and children who are most in need. By having a ‘meat free’ lunch at school, the money saved was instead put into creating our ‘pop up’ food kitchens in three separate locations around Gilgil and neighbouring Langa Langa.
“I come not to be served but to serve “ King Charles III’s pledge, in a vow that echoed the words of his late mother.