Wiltshire Publications

Westbury Juniors celebrate St. George’s Day

CHILDREN and staff at Westbury Junior School carried on their tradition of celebrating St. George’s Day last month with a day packed full of activities.

Assistant headteacher Victoria Withers said, “The children arrived in school in fancy dress or a red and white outfit, with prizes for the best dressed from each class. There were some excellent medieval knights and princesses!

“2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta and this formed the theme of this year’s celebrations.

“The children researched this famous document then went on to look at different coats of arms before designing their own. The winners from each class will have the opportunity to paint their designs onto larger wooden shields to be displayed in the school playground.

“In the afternoon, the whole school came together to have cookies and raise a toast to St. George and the Queen, as well as having some time on a bouncy castle.”

Rowena Fox, the teacher who organised the day said, “Westbury Juniors feel it is important to celebrate our patron saint and reflect on why we are proud to be British.  The children all had a marvellous time.”