The wedding was held at the church local to school, parents and friends were invited, and the sun shone specially. Each child was given a role of participant or relative, and they all took it very seriously. My son was an Usher, and spent ages practising asking "Bride or Groom" whilst gesturing with his hand. No-one waved or chatted, and there was genuine relief from all of the children when the vicar announced 'I now pronounce you Bride and Groom'.
I think it is a really interesting way for children to learn about a religion, customs, tradition and ceremony, and it's also a fabulous way to encourage reluctant children to take part and come out of their shells - and of couse it's a great excuse to dress up in your best clothes - unless you are the one playing the Chimney Sweep. But don't they all look handsome!
As well as the wedding ceremony the children had their school lunches served to them by waiters and then spent the afternoon at the disco, and everyone brought home a slice of wedding cake. They all had a great time, and I'm really impressed with the school for thinking outside the box a little, and making learning so much fun.
I had permission from the other children's families to post the photo.