Celebrations across South Yorkshire for St George’s Day

St George's Community Day at the St Wilfred's Centre on Queens Road in Sheffield to celebrate St George's Day. The St Wilfred's band performed to the invited guests.

St George's Community Day at the St Wilfred's Centre on Queens Road in Sheffield to celebrate St George's Day. The St Wilfred's band performed to the invited guests.

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Patriotic residents took part in celebrations across South Yorkshire to mark St George’s Day.

Schools and organisations held special events to honour the patron saint of England, while in Rotherham hundreds of Scouts took part in a parade through the town.

St Georges Day, Southey Green Community Primary, Knights Cohen Cooper, Thomas Davies and Kier Ward

St Georges Day, Southey Green Community Primary, Knights Cohen Cooper, Thomas Davies and Kier Ward

St Wilfrid’s Centre, on Queens Road, Lowfield, held a community day featuring all things English.

Guests included Lord Mayor of Sheffield Coun Peter Rippon and Stephanie Hill, Miss South Yorkshire 2015.

They enjoyed song, dance and a buffet with festivities culminating in a raffle draw.

Pupils at Southey Green Primary celebrated by dressing up as a variety of St George’s Day characters, including a dragon, knight and princess.

Celebrations including singing folk songs were combined with lessons based on England.

Angela Lant, executive headteacher, said: “Southey Green Primary School celebrated by having fun dressing up as the characters from the legend including the dragon, knight and princess.

“They also had a special assembly which included staff singing traditional English folk songs. At lunchtime the children ate a lovely meal of fish and chips or toad in the hole.

“There was lots of learning taking place throughout the day including writing stories, drama activities and geography around England. A great day was had by all.”

In Rotherham, hundreds of Scouts marched through the town centre in an annual St George’s Day parade.

Residents lined the streets as youngsters made their way from Grove Road to Talbot Lane Church for a service.

Mayor of Rotherham Coun John Foden took the salute outside the town hall during the parade.