Red and white celebrations for St George's Day

Meeching Valley Primary Shool celebrated St George's Day

St George's Day celebrations at the Pauline Thaw Centre in Hassocks

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Children, teachers and parents at Meeching Valley Primary School celebrated St George’s Day in style.

Students wore red and white clothes or dressed up as dragons or knights to spend the day learning the story of St George and the dragon.

Headteacher Davina Wakelin said: “I wanted the children to have an understanding of St George, where St George came from and the story of St George and the dragon and really celebrate what’s good about England and being British.

“Each class has been doing different activities through drama and art, creating the dragon. They’ve been making shields and creating their own flags and they did lots of writing, looking at the story of St George and writing stories and changing the ending.

“At lunch staff made traditional English fish and chips and at the end of the day we had a sharing assembly, which parents came to and the children showed them the work they’d produced.”

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11:24am Thu 24 Apr 14

Ashles says...

How lovely.
Imagine if the MfE got involved in something positive and community spirited like this. Something that brought genuine pride and pleasure to people whilst also celebrating St George's Day.

Imagaine if they turned their energy and passion towards projects like that.

Instead of their tragic little march...
How lovely. Imagine if the MfE got involved in something positive and community spirited like this. Something that brought genuine pride and pleasure to people whilst also celebrating St George's Day. Imagaine if they turned their energy and passion towards projects like that. Instead of their tragic little march... Ashles
  • Score: 9

11:43am Thu 24 Apr 14

tykemison says...

Seconded,I bet all the children AND staff had a great day and good on them for doing something positive and different, great work!!
Seconded,I bet all the children AND staff had a great day and good on them for doing something positive and different, great work!! tykemison
  • Score: 8

1:02pm Thu 24 Apr 14

JHunty says...

Bunch of fascists where are the UAF when you need them?
Bunch of fascists where are the UAF when you need them? JHunty
  • Score: -5

2:07pm Thu 24 Apr 14

pachallis says...

JHunty wrote:
Bunch of fascists where are the UAF when you need them?
That's the problem...

In England if you show St. George's flag you are in fear of being marked as a racist.

In Scotland if you show St. Andrew's flag you are not a racist but a a nationalist.

Is it like one of those irregular verbs from Yes Minister - 'I have an independent mind; you are an eccentric; he is round the twist.'.
[quote][p][bold]JHunty[/bold] wrote: Bunch of fascists where are the UAF when you need them?[/p][/quote]That's the problem... In England if you show St. George's flag you are in fear of being marked as a racist. In Scotland if you show St. Andrew's flag you are not a racist but a a nationalist. Is it like one of those irregular verbs from Yes Minister - 'I have an independent mind; you are an eccentric; he is round the twist.'. pachallis
  • Score: 7

2:12pm Thu 24 Apr 14

clubrob6 says...

Ashles wrote:
How lovely.
Imagine if the MfE got involved in something positive and community spirited like this. Something that brought genuine pride and pleasure to people whilst also celebrating St George's Day.

Imagaine if they turned their energy and passion towards projects like that.

Instead of their tragic little march...
Agree plus the UAF who attend these marches just to cause trouble with there faces covered should also go by the example of these children.
[quote][p][bold]Ashles[/bold] wrote: How lovely. Imagine if the MfE got involved in something positive and community spirited like this. Something that brought genuine pride and pleasure to people whilst also celebrating St George's Day. Imagaine if they turned their energy and passion towards projects like that. Instead of their tragic little march...[/p][/quote]Agree plus the UAF who attend these marches just to cause trouble with there faces covered should also go by the example of these children. clubrob6
  • Score: 6

2:21pm Thu 24 Apr 14

clubrob6 says...

JHunty wrote:
Bunch of fascists where are the UAF when you need them?
I agree the march for England do attract fascists but unfortunately on both sides.The UAF is unfortunately also attracted an element of extremists and most arrests and violence is made to UAF members.Both sides have people with there faces covered both people on the march for England march and the UAF.I would ban anyone with there face covered from whichever side as there must be a reason they don't want to be seen.The police have a very difficult job to keep law and order and to let people peacefully march.The thing is if the UAF did not turn up to cause trouble the small number on the march for England march would go un-noticed.Plus don't forget one of LEE RIGBYs murderers was a common speaker at UAF events.
[quote][p][bold]JHunty[/bold] wrote: Bunch of fascists where are the UAF when you need them?[/p][/quote]I agree the march for England do attract fascists but unfortunately on both sides.The UAF is unfortunately also attracted an element of extremists and most arrests and violence is made to UAF members.Both sides have people with there faces covered both people on the march for England march and the UAF.I would ban anyone with there face covered from whichever side as there must be a reason they don't want to be seen.The police have a very difficult job to keep law and order and to let people peacefully march.The thing is if the UAF did not turn up to cause trouble the small number on the march for England march would go un-noticed.Plus don't forget one of LEE RIGBYs murderers was a common speaker at UAF events. clubrob6
  • Score: 5

2:26pm Thu 24 Apr 14

clubrob6 says...

pachallis wrote:
JHunty wrote:
Bunch of fascists where are the UAF when you need them?
That's the problem...

In England if you show St. George's flag you are in fear of being marked as a racist.

In Scotland if you show St. Andrew's flag you are not a racist but a a nationalist.

Is it like one of those irregular verbs from Yes Minister - 'I have an independent mind; you are an eccentric; he is round the twist.'.
Agree.
[quote][p][bold]pachallis[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JHunty[/bold] wrote: Bunch of fascists where are the UAF when you need them?[/p][/quote]That's the problem... In England if you show St. George's flag you are in fear of being marked as a racist. In Scotland if you show St. Andrew's flag you are not a racist but a a nationalist. Is it like one of those irregular verbs from Yes Minister - 'I have an independent mind; you are an eccentric; he is round the twist.'.[/p][/quote]Agree. clubrob6
  • Score: 3

5:54pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Sussex jim says...

April 23rd. should be a bank holiday in England; so we can all celebrate our national day. Sensibly, of course.
April 23rd. should be a bank holiday in England; so we can all celebrate our national day. Sensibly, of course. Sussex jim
  • Score: 3

12:14pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Andy R says...

JHunty wrote:
Bunch of fascists where are the UAF when you need them?
Why do you think they're fascists? I don't. They're kids.
[quote][p][bold]JHunty[/bold] wrote: Bunch of fascists where are the UAF when you need them?[/p][/quote]Why do you think they're fascists? I don't. They're kids. Andy R
  • Score: 0

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