Plenty of national pride on show at Gosport school’s celebration

Whole school photo with art work linked to St George
Whole school photo with art work linked to St George
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Children and parents from Haselworth Primary School, Gosport celebrated St George’s Day and the Queen’s birthday in style last week

The event began with children, staff and parents joining in with a hearty rendition of the national anthem in honour of the Queen.

Great Haselworth Bake off winners''were sisters Alexis (year 6)  Alison (Year 3)

Great Haselworth Bake off winners''were sisters Alexis (year 6) Alison (Year 3)

The children performed a traditional English country dance, sang a song, recited a poem, and retold the story of St George with puppets.

The Great Haselworth Bake Off was a huge success and Mrs Hall, the school cook, had a huge dilemma when deciding on the prize-winning cakes because the standard was so high.

She said: ‘Even Mary Berry would have struggled to choose a winner.’

Eventually after much deliberation siblings Alexis, in Year 6, and Alison, in Year 3, were crowned overall winners.

Pupils dressed up as they sung the national anthem

Pupils dressed up as they sung the national anthem

Alexis said: ‘I loved making the cake but I didn’t like tidying the kitchen afterwards.’

Martina, in Year 6 said: ‘I was really out of breath after dancing the St George’s Reel. Country dancing is a good way to keep fit.’

Hugh, pictured below, dressed up as St George.

Aimie Williams, chair of governors said: ‘We were very pleased to have so many parents joining us to celebrate such an important date in the English calendar.

Some of the cakes made by children and parents for the Great Haselworth Bake Off

Some of the cakes made by children and parents for the Great Haselworth Bake Off

‘As a school we feel it is important to promote fundamental British values in a way that appeals to both children and adults in our community.’