Tradition: St George’s International School celebrated the patron saint after which it is named on April 23.
Photo: Olivier Minaire
The inclement weather did nothing to dampen the traditional St. George’s Day celebrations at St. George’s International School in Hamm on April 23. Primary school headteacher Heather Duxbury announced with some regret that for only the second time since the tradition began, the event would have to take place exclusively indoors.
Nevertheless, guests including British ambassador Alice Walpole, US chargé d’affaires David R. Fetter and Indian Chamber of Commerce president Sudhir Kohli were treated to a programme of participative sports and games, music and dance entertainment from Year 2 and Year 5 classes and a very British afternoon tea featuring cucumber sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam and sprightly conversation from pupils.
Guests also got to vote for their favourite dragon art, with the winning designs being chosen to grace the school’s year book.