PRIMARY school children in Wokingham have been celebrating St George’s Day in style by taking part in the 500-year-old English tradition.

The Hurst Morris People taught pupils at Evendons Primary School in Wokingham how to morris dance and performed a series of dances for them to watch.

Karen Ricketts, Squire of The Hurst Morris People, said: “The children were fantastic, picking up the steps quickly. It was a great way for us all to celebrate St George’s Day.”

Nicola Ravinet, a year six teacher at the school believes children and staff thoroughly enjoyed taking part.

She added: "It was lovely to see traditional English dancing on St George’s Day. The children and staff enjoyed joining in.

“It was a real honour for the school to have such a lovely and professional morris dance side here on this special day.”

The group, which started with 7 members now consists of 24 dancers and is known for being a mixed group.

The Hurst Morris People will be holding a free maypole and morris dancing event on Sunday, April 28 at Hurst Village Hall.

A maypole teacher will be on hand to teach visitors the dance so they can join in.

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