St George’s Day Celebrations at Bishopthorpe Palace


School pupils from Archbishop of York Junior school sitting on grass waving England flags

School children from the Archbishop of York Junior School today enjoyed games at Bishopthorpe Palace in celebration of St George's Day on their first day back to school after Easter holidays.

Around 60 Year 6 children from the local primary school competed a mini tournament of Kwik Cricket on the lawn at Bishopthorpe Palace and then enjoyed eating gingerbread people in the sunshine.

Jonathan Green, Headteacher of Archbishop of York Junior School said, “It is now a wonderful tradition that our pupils come to Bishopthorpe Palace to celebrate the Patron Saint of England, St George. Our Kwik Cricket games are always played with great enthusiasm with staff and pupils joining in. We are always made to feel very welcome and very much look forward to the day.”

The Archbishop said, “Congratulations to everyone who took part. Playing sport is a fantastic way to show how wonderfully we are created, to learn how to work as a team towards a goal and to respond with grace to both winning and losing.”