Sussex

Gravesham schoolchildren celebrate St George's Day

  • 23 April 2012
  • From the section Sussex
St George's Day parade, Gravesend
Image caption Children paraded through Gravesend dressed for the event, holding flags and artwork they had made

Young people from schools in Gravesham have been taking part in community celebrations for St George's Day.

More than 1250 children from 27 schools paraded through Dartford and Gravesend town centres holding artwork they had made for the event.

The festivities were organised by Kent Equality Cohesion Council (KECC).

Gurvinder Sandher, from KECC, said: "Being English today to me is about the values that we hold here as a society - about respect, tolerance, equality.

"You can see that today in the parade - all the diverse communities coming together and celebrating what it means to be English."

The parades were led by the Premier Brass Band, Big Fish Marching Band and the Cultural Beats Project, with the focal point of the parade being a model of Saint George made by local children.

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