Schoolchildren design special King Charles Coronation benches for the Tower of London

The Coronation benches will be displayed at the Tower of London. Credit: PA images

More than a dozen schools have been selected from hundreds to design a bench that will be displayed at the Tower of London as part of the build-up to King Charles' Coronation.

The schools were chosen by a panel of judges from a list of 1,500 to create their very own royal-themed bench, which will placed inside the attraction in the run up to 6 May.

The winning bench in Northern Ireland will be displayed at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens.

With the help of art producers Wild in Art and Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) – the charity that cares for the Tower of London – each school will create their own unique design.

The benches will remain in the Tower of London throughout the summer, before being transported to the winning schools "as a lasting legacy of the Coronation."

From climate change to unity and peace, each bench is inspired by issues that matter to children and young people.

Full list of winning schools:

  • Alderwood Senior School, Aldershot

  • Blythefield Primary School, Belfast

  • Booker Avenue Infant School, Liverpool

  • Broomfield School, London

  • Corpus Christi Primary School, Glasgow

  • Dacre Braithwaite Primary School, Harrogate

  • Foreland Fields School, Kent

  • Fulwell Junior School, Sunderland

  • Llanishen High School, Cardiff

  • Loughton School, Milton Keynes

  • Milnthorpe Primary School, Cumbria

  • Moorlands Primary School, Huddersfield

  • Slade Primary School, Kent

  • St Mary’s College, Hull

  • The Blue Coat School, Birmingham

Booker Avenue Infant School's used their ethos: ‘The More We Know, The More We Grow’ as a theme for their bench design. Credit: Booker Avenue Infant School

Booker Avenue Infant School, in Liverpool, is one of 15 schools selected for the honour. They say they were inspired by their own Plant a Tree for the Queen's jubilee campaign.

‘The More We Know. The More We Grow’ is the primary school's ethos and it is reflected in their colourful tree design.

A spokesperson from Booker Avenue said: "Our school community care deeply about environmental issues and have a strong desire to actively protect our planet."

More information on the Tower of London Schools Coronation Competition can be found on Historic Royal Palaces' website.

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