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May Day celebration for pupils at The Royal School

Tara O'Connor

Tara O'Connor

A May Day celebration transported children back in time.

Children from The Royal School in Windsor Great Park enjoyed an afternoon of maypole dancing on Friday, May 6.

It was the first time in four years the school’s PTA has organised the event.

PTA co-chairwoman Clare Harris said: “The maypole is probably as old as the school which was opened by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

“A lot of parents were asking if we could do it so it was wonderful that we can start the tradition up again.

“We wanted to do it really old fashioned, we had squash and watermelon slices provided by the PTA.”

Money was raised for the school with the sale of ice pops.

On the day £227 was raised, which will be matched by BP, a company one of the parents at the school works for. 

The money will go towards a new food technology classroom which is expected to cost between £10,000 and £12,000.

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