Knight school an option at St George’s Day festival
CHILDREN will be given lessons on how to slay a dragon like a knight at the town’s St George’s Day celebrations.
Market Place will be the centre of celebrations and patriotic family fun on Sunday, April 23.
There will be a special appearance by St George and his dragon, a hunt for the dragon competition, a birds of prey display, food and drink stalls, face painting and an opportunity for children to take part in a knight’s training session.
Activities will take place from 11am until 2pm.
There will also be a St George’s Day civic and community parade setting off from Duke Street at 2.30pm, heading to St Michael’s Church.
At the end of the parade a group of scouts will renew their promise.
Visitors are being urged to get in the patriotic spirit by wearing red and white.
A spokesman for the town council said: “Those children who would like to take part in the knight’s training school need to bring a toy sword with them.
“There will be a prize for the best dressed knight at training camp, so dig out the chainmail and bring your children along so they can learn the dragon slaying skills of St George.”