Pupils at Broughton Primary School will celebrate St George's Day on 23rd April 2015 with a special lunch showcasing the very best of English cooking. Pupils will also have the opportunity to not wear school uniform rather something which celebrates 'Englishness".
England's patron saint, a fourth century Christian martyr, is also patron saint of Georgia and the city of Moscow.
Very little is known about the real St George. He is thought to have been born into a noble Christian family in the late third century in Cappadocia, an area which is now in Turkey. He followed his father's profession of soldier and became part of the retinue of the Emperor Diocletian. The emperor ordered the systematic persecution of Christians and George refused to take part. In 303, he was himself tortured and executed in Palestine, becoming an early Christian martyr.
The legend of George slaying a dragon and rescuing an innocent maiden from death is medieval. St George's Day is celebrated in England on 23 April, reputed to be the day of George's martyrdom in 303.
The School Council visited Andrew Percy their MP at the Houses of Parliament on Monday 16th March 2015. The pupils travelled by bus, train and the underground to London. Andrew gave them a brilliant tour of the Houses of Parliament and then spent time with the pupils answering their questions on democracy and what it's like to be an MP. After the visit with Andrew they took a flight on the London Eye, walked up to Trafalgar Square, along The Mall to Buckingham Palace, and then caught a fast train back home to Broughton- all in one very full day!
Pupils at Broughton Primary School celebrated Commonwealth Week 2015 by studying a range of different Commonwealth countries. Each year group created a passport full of information about their studied country. The passport allowed them to board a cruise ship and sail to the Caribbean, where a beach party was held.
2015 marks the 750th anniversary of the Montfort Parliament, where elected representatives of the shires and boroughs came together for the first time. To mark this important year, the 2015 Flag Project invites Primary school students (ages 7-11) across the UK to design a flag to represent their constituency. Explore the fantastic designs submitted by county, by constituency or by using the interactive map. Click on a flag to take a closer look and find out the inspiration behind the design, or upload your own flag to add to this unique collection.
Pupils in Y6 took part in the 2015 Flags Project with the Houses of Parliament, having been nominated by our MP Andrew Percy. You can see our winning entry and others by clicking here
Explanation as to the reasoning behind the design: The green was chosen to represent the agriculture that our area is known for. The blue was chosen to represent the rivers that are in our region: Ancholme, Ouse, Trent and Humber. The wheat represents the large number of farms that grow cereal crops, with the tractor also referring to the farming community which is strong in our area too. The windmill refers to the large number of windmills that were present in the Brigg and Goole area, whilst also making reference to the recent building of electricity generating wind turbines. How the final design was decided: All the children in Year 6 were told about the project. We discussed the symbolism present in many flags today, and mind mapped what symbols could represent our area. All the children made their own designs. The two Year 6 teachers then narrowed it down to the top 3 and worked with the children to combine the best parts of all their flags - the product being our submitted flag design.
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