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For England and St George at Westbury Leigh

This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 at 9:18 am.

Westbury Leigh Primary School celebrated England’s patron saint, St George, on Monday 24th April. 

The school reports, “The day started with a ‘St George’s Day Assembly’ for the whole school.  The children thought about all the things that made people English.  They were especially excited thinking about all the food – fish and chips was definitely the favourite!

“During the assembly the children heard about St George’s life and how he stood up to what he believed in.

“The children used the assembly to reflect on the importance of what St George did and how he showed bravery, honour and gallantry.

“In the afternoon the whole school, children and staff, took part in celebrating an English tradition of playground games.   

“The classes were ‘buddied’ together, with KS1 being joined with a KS2 class.   Westbury Leigh play leaders, with a few volunteers, organised the games. The children really enjoyed being outside and taking part, playing with their friends and making new ones.”      

Organiser, Marie Brewer said, “I was delighted to have such committed play leaders that did an excellent job of leading the games.  The children all had a great time playing much-loved games and learning new ones.  Hopefully this will lead on to children playing these games in the playground by themselves.

“There was such a community feel during the afternoon and such a buzz celebrating Englishness in this way.”