May Day parties held at schools
YOUNGSTERS at two city schools dressed up, made merry and danced around the Maypole ahead of the May Day Bank Holiday.
Pupils at Dogsthorpe Infants School, in Central Avenue, Dogsthorpe, dressed up either in their national costume or in general party clothes yesterday to celebrate May Day.
Those youngsters whose birthdays fell on or near May 1 made up the school’s May Day Pageant which featured seven-year-old Scarlett Freeman as the May Queen.
This ceremony was followed by various dance performances by the different groups including the school’s Let’s Dance Club and country dancing club.
Tina Gardner, the special events coordinator at the school, said: “They all really enjoyed themselves.
“It is a cheery start for the morning despite the miserable weather and there has been a cheerful atmosphere in the school today.”
Pupils at Werrington Primary School, in Amberley Slope, Werrington, also held their May Day celebrations yesterday which featured the crowning of the May Queen and dancing around the Maypole.
dancing: Youngsters at Werrington Primary School dancing around the Maypole during their May Day celebrations. (METP-04-05-12PF606) Picture: PAUL FRANKS.