Knight school an op­tion at St Ge­orge’s Day fes­ti­val

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

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.”

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