Village pupils mark St George’s Day in real style

St George’s Day was celebrated in style on Wednesday when children and members of staff from the Tydd St Mary Church of England Primary School put on a parade.

The parade involved all 103 pupils from the school, along with 12 members of staff, who walked along the roads surrounding the school.

Cory Upson with St George cheeks

Cory Upson with St George cheeks

The children and staff members were mostly dressed in red and white, with some brandishing toy swords and flags.

At the front of the parade were three children dressed as Cedric the dragon whose costume was made with a parent at the school by all of the children.

Parents, family members and villagers lined the streets to watch the parade which involved all of those taking part performing chants, as well as the school’s Samba band who performed throughout.

Sonya Ripley, who is headteacher at the school, said: “The children have been working hard on getting ready for the parade. Our Samba band has been practicing every week and children and parents helped to make costumes too.”

St Georges day parade at Tydd St Mary School.'All school parade around the village streets, singing and playing drums ANL-140423-161934001

St Georges day parade at Tydd St Mary School.'All school parade around the village streets, singing and playing drums ANL-140423-161934001

She continued: “This event is normally held in Long Sutton but it has sadly not been organised this year so we decided to carry on the tradition on our own.”

St Georges day parade at Tydd St Mary School.'Bryn Ashton (right) as St George has close encounter with Tyler Merrison as Dragon ANL-140423-162043001

St Georges day parade at Tydd St Mary School.'Bryn Ashton (right) as St George has close encounter with Tyler Merrison as Dragon ANL-140423-162043001