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Princess Leonora of Lyoness
 
         
 

Key Stage One had a visit from the

Ambassador of Lyonesse and Princess Leonora.

When she was 9 years old Princess Leonora had a curse put on her by an evil witch named Grimknickers.

Ever since then the Princess has been

grumpy and unable to play.

She has also hated the taste of chocolate!

For the last 9 years the Ambassador and the

Princess have been searching for the right

children to break the curse.

Peter Gray told the Ambassador that he was sure

Lord Deramore’s pupils were the right children.

 
 
 
 

We thought about what the witch

Grimknickers would look like.

 
 
 
 

Follow the links below to see some

of the pictures we created.

This portrait is by Sonya.

 

Kitty

Andrew

Billy

Brooke

Madeline

 

Ruby H

Helena

Reuben

Eva

Niamh

 
 
 
On their first visit we tried hard to break the curse by playing different games and telling jokes.

 
 
 
 

We wrote poems and told them to

the Princess to remind her of home.

 
 
 
 

None of this worked and we

failed to break the curse.

 
 
 
 

We were shocked when the Princess

left that day, as grumpy as ever.

 
 
 
 

The children were desperate for Leonora to

return so they could break the curse.

They wrote letters to persuade her to come back.

Follow the links to read some of our letters.

They also researched old fashioned

circle games that might break the curse.

Anesu

Emily

Helena

Lucas

Phoebe B

Reuben

Ruby H

Alanna

Brooke

Fenn

Grace

Jessica

Madeline

Kitty

 
 
 
 

A week later the Ambassador returned

with Princess Leonora and Peter Gray.

 
 
 
 

They told us about their adventures on Lyonesse and their meeting with Gruesome Grimknickers.

 
         
 
 
 
 
 

We had to persuade the Princess to join us.

 

She had been sulking in the Staff Room as

she had not enjoyed the journey back at all!

 
 
 
 

We gave her a Royal Welcome in the hall.

There was a special chair ready for her to sit on.

 

 
 
 
 

We made the Princess cards

as it was her 18th birthday.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

We played some of the games the

children had discovered and found

the one that broke the curse!

 
         
 
 
We knew the curse had been broken because the Princess could eat chocolate cake again!
 
 
 
 

 

In the afternoon the children were granted an audience with the Princess in small groups.

 
 
         
 

To celebrate breaking the curse we

held a birthday party for her.

 

We made crowns to wear. . .

 
 
 
 
 
         
 
. . . we played games and ate chocolate cake with our guests!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Before our visitors left and at the request of

King Louis, all the children were made

Honourary Citizens of Lyonesse.

 
 
         
 

We had a wonderful time - even Mrs Powley joined us to play games - wearing her crown!

 

You can see some reports of events,

written by Year 1, by following theses links.

 

 

Betsy

Emily-Sue

 

Charlie

Jessica

 
 
 
 

The children have been sharing some

of the circle games they thought of

for the Princess in the playground.