Published on: 05 May 2014
THE Tynings Primary marked St George’s Day with the school’s seventh annual Books and Roses Day.
The event combines the Catalonian tradition in which men give women a rose to signify the blood of the dragon and women give men a book to celebrate the birth of Cervantes and the birth and death of Shakespeare with the celebrations of England’s patron saint.
Head teacher Ashley Yates said; “ This year we sang Happy Birthday to Shakespeare, who is 450 years old this year. We had over 50 book reviews as well, written by mums, dads, carers, staff and children, which we put on display in the playground so our visitors might be inspired to try a new book to read.
“It’s all part of our celebration and encouragement of reading as well as marking St George’s Day in a slightly different way.
Children dressed in red and white St George’s costumes and those who are members of the Scout and Guide movements wore their uniforms to mark the fact that St George is the patron saint of Scouting.