Rainfall can’t stop May Day fun

Phoebe Parker-Fisk, four, and Reuben Abraham, five
Phoebe Parker-Fisk, four, and Reuben Abraham, five
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Pupils didn’t let the wet weather dampen their spirits as a school celebrated May Day.

Hawthorn Community Primary School, in Hawthorn Road, Kettering, celebrated its traditional May Day indoors for the first time in several years.

But more than 100 youngsters from Key Stage One and Reception still had a chance to take part in the festivities, which included Maypole dancing, crowning a King and Queen, and singing country songs.

The school’s May Day, to herald the start of summer, took place on Tuesday, May 1.

Claire Tyrrell, assistant headteacher at the school, said: “It was a really successful day despite the weather. We looked at the skies and I think the children’s hearts sank, but they all still really enjoyed the event. It is very much a traditional school event.”