May Day celebrations in Branscombe

PUBLISHED: 19:57 09 June 2009 | UPDATED: 09:22 18 June 2010

Maypole dancing in Branscombe. Ref:  P7729-24-09AW

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Maypole dancing in Branscombe. Ref: P7729-24-09AW TO BROWSE MORE PICTURES FROM THIS EVENT CLICK HERE

BRANSCOMBE Primary youngsters had a whale of a time taking part in May Day festivities on Monday. Donning traditional May Day costumes the little ones performed a number of ribbon patterns around the may pole in front of parents and friends of the school.

BRANSCOMBE Primary youngsters had a whale of a time taking part in May Day festivities on Monday.

Donning traditional May Day costumes the little ones performed a number of ribbon patterns around the may pole in front of parents and friends of the school.

The dances included the Barber's Pole, the Spider's Web and The Double Plait and the festivities were held in the school playground.

The May Queen was Ellie and May King was Ollie, and they were both crowned by the guest of honour, Dylan Harrison, the school's former lunchtime catering assistant who left the school at Easter.

The pre-school May Day attendants were Xander and Izzy.

At the end of the afternoon the younger pre-school children and their parents had a go at dancing around the may pole with the help of some of the older pupils.

Katie Gray, head teacher, said: "May Day is one of my favourite days in the school calendar.

"It's lovely to spend the afternoon watching the traditions of May Day with all the other staff and parents.

"The children always look so fantastic in their May Day costumes and it always amazes me how the children manage to succeed with the dances with very few mistakes and knots!

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