Festival springs into action

North Frodingham School May Celebration & May Pole dancing. (NBFP PA1318-9v)
North Frodingham School May Celebration & May Pole dancing. (NBFP PA1318-9v)

Traditional May Day festivities were kept alive this year at North Frodingham’s annual springtime celebration.

The school’s 64 pupils turned out to enjoy the sunshine and May pole dancing on Wednesday 1 May.

Laura Merrison, 11, received the May Queen crown as the oldest girl in the school. Callum Watson, the eldest boy at the school, placed the May Queen crown on Laura’s head in the time honoured fashion.

She was escorted by her grandfather, William Hill, and pupils danced around the May pole in her honour.

Tansy Donaldson, class teacher at the school, said: “It was spectacular, it was one of our best ever events.

“It is a tradition upheld in North Frodingham for at least the past 100-years. We are one of the few schools which has a proper outdoor pole and we do it every year.”

Staff across the school help organise the May Day celebration, with dance rehearsals beginning three weeks before the big day.

Fund raising also took place with a bake sale, fair trade stall and raffle, with proceeds to be invested in the school.