A South Holland school took a trip back through time to celebrate St George’s Day.
Pupils at Quadring Cowley and Browns Primary School wore medieval costumes in honour of the anniversary of the death of England’s patron saint on April 23.
According to legend, he was a soldier in the Roman army who killed a dragon and saved a princess. St George was born sometime around the year 280 in what is now Turkey. He was a soldier and rose up through the ranks of the Roman army, eventually becoming a personal guard to the Emperor Diocletian. He was executed for being a Christian on April 23, 303, and is buried in the town of Lod in Israel
St George’s Day used to be a national holiday in England and still acknowledged as a national day. It is now celebrated with parades, dancing and other activities.
Medieval dancing was one of the activities enjoyed by pupils at the Quadring school. They also sampled food of the era, including unleavened bread, and had a shot at using a bow and arrow.
Crafts included making finishing touches to the costumes, such as medieval hats.