Wigan kids create King’s Rap to celebrate Coronation

Young people from Wigan have enjoyed a right royal celebration, creating and performing a special ‘King’s Rap’ in honour of the upcoming Coronation.

The children, aged from six to 16 took part in themed activities during the Easter break as part of HAF (government-funded Holiday Activities and Food programme) clubs ran by Made in Wigan Minis in Bickershaw.

Working with author and playwright, Vince Cleghorne, the young people crafted their own lyrics and dance choreography, which was performed in front of the local community and parents.

The children got the chance to learn more about King Charles III and the history behind the royal family.

Supported by Media Cubs, a small group of children also learnt hands-on media skills and filmed the final special show as an alternative to performing, offering something for everyone.

The video has been turned into a catchy sing-along music video and posted online in the hopes that it might reach the King himself.

Alan Gregory, project lead at Made in Wigan Minis, said: “It was absolutely fantastic to see the young people working together and creating something that they felt really passionate about and proud to perform.

“They really got into the Coronation spirit and they hope that their video will be watched by King Charles – they are sure he will love it!”

Help spread the word so that it reaches the palace by resharing their video and tagging in @RoyalFamily and using the hashtag #kingsrap.

Find out more about Made in Wigan Minis here.


Find out more about Media Cubs here.