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Picture Gallery: Lowestoft children experience flame-filled performance of George and the Dragon

PUBLISHED: 10:38 27 April 2012

A George and the Dragon display was held  at Roman Hill Primary School, Lowestoft to celebrate St George's day.  Picture: Nick Butcher

A George and the Dragon display was held at Roman Hill Primary School, Lowestoft to celebrate St George's day. Picture: Nick Butcher

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IT is a fantastical tale of a chivalrous knight and his fearsome foe which has inspired generations of youngsters.

And this week, more than 400 Lowestoft children watched in awe as the story of George and the Dragon was brought to life before their eyes – complete with armour and fireballs.

On Monday, to mark St George’s Day, actors from the Black Knight Historical group gave two performances of the tale of England’s patron saint at Roman Hill Primary School in Love Road.

Members of the group also put on workshops where children learned about knights – and even got to hold swords.

The children were taking part in the day to inspire them in their national curriculum studies, which has seen them learning about fire in science lessons and writing stories and plays in English.

Sarah Casey, who teaches 26 children in the year four class, said: “The day was something the children wouldn’t have normally experienced and really brings the history to life. During the performance, the children were completely overwhelmed and gasped at what they saw. They were really excited.”

Among the events planned at the school in coming weeks is a tea party to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in June.

Click on the link in the top right-hand corner of the page to see more pictures of the event.

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